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Olive Oil Granola and Honey

    olive oil granola and honey

    Granola is a sneaky little cereal. Marketed as a healthy breakfast option, most store bought versions are loaded in sugar, fat and calories. To be perfectly honest, I also think it is dry and coyingly sweet. So I decided to make my own version: a bit chewier, nuttier and much less sweet. If you’d like to make it a bit sweeter, feel free to stir in raisins, dried apricots of dried cherries. My preference is to serve it in a parfait with plain yogurt and fresh fruit. Granola is also tasty sprinkled into pancakes, muffins or served simply with a splash of milk.

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    olive oil granola and honey

    Olive Oil Granola and Honey

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    My version is a bit chewier, nuttier and much less sweet.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 30 mins
    TOTAL: 40 mins
    Servings: 18

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment.
    • In a large bowl, mix together oats, walnuts, almonds, coconut and flax meal.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together cinnamon, salt, vanilla, olive oil, applesauce and honey.
    • Coat the oat mixture with the wet mixture and stir well to combine.
    • Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even baking.
    • Let cool completely before storing in airtight container or bag. *If you wish to add dried fruit, simply mix in after mixture has cooled.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2.8gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 63mgFiber: 2g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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