Friday, May 3, 2013

Olive Oil Granola

I have tried many granola recipes--you will find several on my blog--all delicious. But I had not tried granola that contained olive oil so of course I had to. Now I have another granola recipe that I love. This granola has plenty of sweetness: honey, pure maple syrup and brown sugar. It is flavored with cinnamon and cardamom, nuts and dried fruit round out the list of ingredients.
This granola stayed in chunks (maybe because of the egg white?) which I like--it is much easier to snack on. You also add the dried fruit before you cook it so the fruit is stuck to the yummy chunks of goodness. I liked it and will certainly make it again. I found it while looking at quilt blogs. It was a fun surprise in the middle of beautiful quilts!

Olive Oil Granola
4 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
2 cups nuts/seeds (I used raw cashews and slivered almonds)
3/4 cup dried fruit (I used King Arthur Flour's Fruit Cake Blend--best dried fruit on the planet)
1 egg white
Mix all ingredients except egg white in a large bowl stir until all the sweetness is incorporated. Whisk egg white and add to mixture, stir. Pour mixture on a sheet pan that is covered with parchment paper.
Bake at 325 for about 45-50 minutes, stir every 15 minutes. It will firm as it cools.
Serve on plain Greek Yogurt with fresh berries. It also makes a yummy snack.
 Thank you Crazy Mom Quilts for this fun recipe. She also has some amazing quilts to drool over.
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Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, this is such a delicious looking recipe and it makes me so very hungry - I should really stop writing comments before breakfast...the ingredients are just what I like, oats, olive oil, maple syrup and cinnamon sound so very good together, what a great recipe!
Have a lovely Saturday!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I have an olive oil granola but I haven't seen one with egg whites. Interesting! :)

Marlys @ Thisand That said...

This looks yummy... Pinning it.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks like a perfect granola recipe.

Unknown said...

I have not heard of making granola with olive oil before. I don't know why not, but I haven't seen it. I love the fact that it stayed in clumps. I am not a fan of granola that is individual oats, I like a good crunch of substance! I just pinned this :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Nedra said...

I never thought to use olive oil in Granola, either. Looks yum.

Amber @ said...

King Arthur's Fruit Cake Blend...sounds good! I am just beginning to realize how many products they have! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #11.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Unknown said...

I love homemade granola! I have never thought to use olive oil!

Grandma Scott said...

That's on my list for the week. Sounds too good...

Grandma Scott said...

It's on my shopping list... Yum