DIY: Homemade Granola

I am still getting rave reviews for the homemade granola that I made last month as holiday gifts. I sampled this recipe at a friend’s house and was amazed at the taste. I knew I had to have this recipe and was happy I left with a copy. The recipe is from a granola maker named Nekisia Davis and her recipe has been adapted and published on various websites under olive oil and maple granola.
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The hardest part of making this recipe is purchasing all the ingredients. Fortunately, I was able to get everything at Berkeley Bowl. Here is your shopping list:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1 ¼ cup raw pecans, whole
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut chips, pecans, light brown sugar, and salt.
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    Add the olive oil and maple syrup and stir until well combined.
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    Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
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    Bake at 300°F., stirring every 15 minutes, until the granola is golden brown and toasted, about 45 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven. Cool completely on a wire rack.
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    Store in an airtight container.
    The secret to this recipe is the hint of saltiness. It tastes great on its own. I added my olive oil and maple granola to a cup of yogurt and berries and it made the best tasting parfait ever! Enjoy!
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    One thought on “DIY: Homemade Granola

    1. Lisa, thanks for the homemade Christmas present! I finally got around during to eating it, a month later, and it was DELISH! It’s a good thing the goods were stored in an airtight container! 🙂 Let me know if you are making more of this and I’ll come over to fill my empty jar! 🙂

      Thanks again!

      donna 🙂

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