I have a basic recipe for granola. 3 cups of oats to 1/3 cup fluid and 1/4 cup sweetener. The variations and add-ins are endless. This time, I used a handful of chopped pistachios and a handful of chopped pecans. For fruit, I added in a handful of seeded and chopped dates and dried currants. For sweetener, I used brown sugar. Finally, I mixed in a tablespoon of hemp protein powder and a pinch of salt and stirred all the dry ingredients together.
In a pyrex measuring cup, I used a mix of 1/4 cup melted margarine and canola oil, then a healthy glug of maple syrup and molasses. Drizzled all of this over the dry ingredients, then tossed to coat evenly.
Cook this mixture on a flat baking sheet in a 250F oven for 1-hour (stirring after 20 minutes and then every 15 minutes after) to perfection. Tastes great mixed into yogurt with a banana and some frozen berries.
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