DIY granola (with DIY coconut flakes)
February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
Food blog FOOD52 has a weekly feature called “Genius Recipes”. These are recipes from notables in the food world. Nekisia Davis owns Early Bird Foods & Co., NYC, and she generously shared ingredient proportions in her delicious Farm Hand’s Choice Granola. To try the genuine article, visit her online store. I reduced the olive oil and maple syrup in my version here.
OLIVE OIL AND MAPLE GRANOLA (makes 6-7 cups)
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1-2 cups raw or lightly toasted seeds (sunflower, pepitas, sesame)
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or shavings (see below)
1-2 cups raw or lightly toasted nuts, left whole or coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1-1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Put all of the dry ingredients including the sugar and salt into a large bowl (I used my stand mixer) and mix until evenly combined. Measure the olive oil first, then measure the maple syrup in the same cup, then pour both into the dry mixture while the mixer is running on low speed.
Spread granola mixture in an even layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until granola is dry and toasted, about 45 minutes.
Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Yum! Crunchy, sweet with a little bite of salt and richness from the olive oil. Of course, this was so easy that I decided to try grating fresh coconut. Be careful if you do this; many opportunities to get yourself with ice pick, hammer or knife!