Sweet & Savory Granola

Sweet & Savory Granola

Every few months, I rebel against my lactose intolerance and buy a tub of full-fat plain yogurt (cream on top) to eat with this granola. I can't have one without the other. It becomes the chicken or the egg problem: did I crave the yogurt first or the granola? In the end it does not matter. My midsection ends up miserable for days, but my tastebuds are happy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (preferably thick)
  • 1 cup raw mixed nuts
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/3 cup toasted unsweetened dried coconut flakes

Method

  1. Mix wet ingredients (oil through vanilla bean paste) in a bowl.
  2. Add wet ingredients to the rolled oats and mixed nuts. Mix until evenly distributed.
  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly, covering as much surface area as possible.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally throughout. 
  5. Transfer granola to a clean container and mix in dried blueberries and toasted coconut flakes.
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