Homemade granola is easier and healthier than you think!
Recipe Courtesy of Karen Yencich, April 2013. Photo and recipe courtesy of Seka Hills
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1/3 cup Séka Hills Estate Grown Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
1/3 cup diced, candied orange peel
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup diced apricots
1/3 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
1 cup sliced raw almonds
2 cups unsweetened, flaked coconut
4 cups old fashioned oats (the cooks-in-five-minutes kind)
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Line two 10 x 15-inch rimmed baking sheets with baking parchment, set aside.
Using a very large bowl, combine the beaten egg white, honey, brown sugar, olive oil, 5-spice powder and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Add the old-fashioned oats, coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, and stir until completely coated.
Spread the oat mixture evenly onto the two prepared baking sheets.
Bake in the center of a pre-heated 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, stir well and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until browned to your taste.
Remove from the oven and pour immediately into a large mixing bowl to cool.
Stir in the dried fruit, orange peel and almond extract.
Cool completely in the bowl, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.
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