Olive Oil Granola
with Cinnamon & Vanilla
I made a huge batch of this addicting granola full of goodies like cranberries, chocolate, pepitas, dark chocolate and coconut for our feedfeed friendsgiving co-hosted with Simply Organic. We packaged the granola in small jam jars and gave them to guests as they left so they had something sweet to look forward to the morning after the event. As we head into the busy holiday season, this granola makes the perfect festive gift to give to friends and loved ones!
Recipe by Kevin Masse
Adapted from Early Bird Foods
3 Cups Rolled Oats
½ Cup pepitas
½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
¼ cup raw sesame seeds
¾ cup maple syrup
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Simply Organic Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon Simply Organic Almond Extract
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¾ cup toasted coconut flakes
½ cup dried, sweetened cranberries
½ cup dark chocolate, chopped
½ teaspoon flaky sea salt - such as Maldon
Preheat oven to 325 Degrees
In a large bowl, combine the oats, pepitas, pecans, sesame seeds, maple syrup, brown sugar, olive oil, cinnamon, vanilla, almond extract and salt. Stir to combine.
On a silpat lined baking sheet - spread granola evenly.
Place granola in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
Remove from oven when Granola has turned golden brown and let cool completely.
Once cooled - transfer granola to a large mixing bowl and add coconut flakes, sweetened cranberries, dark chocolate and 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt such as maldon.
Granola will keep for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container at room temp.