Hi, my name is Tracy and I’m a granola addict. It’s been 3 minutes since I ate my last handful of granola. I gave away as much as I could, but somehow a jar made its way onto my desk and I CANNOT close the lid. You too would have a hard time staying away if you had a chance to taste toasted coconut, roasted pistachios, walnuts, and oats covered in a spicy/sugary glaze mixed with a hint of salt. Did I mention there’s olive oil in this granola?? I simply cannot be trusted with what’s left of this jar. Someone please call for an intervention. I NEED IT.
And we’re off!
Get your ingredients together!
Pour all of the dry stuff in a bowl with the oats. You’ll add the apricots at the very very end. Look there’s salt!
Pour in the olive oil.
And here comes the maple syrup.
Spread the granola on a large baking sheet and bake! Stir every 10 minutes during the 45 minute bake time.
Look at that! You made granola! Now stir in the chopped apricots.
Let it cool and transfer the granola into a few jars. Give one away!
And quick!!! Find a bowl with yogurt in it! Top the bowl with a HEAPING PILE of granola.
It’s nice to know that I have friends with granola addictions too.
Apricot Pistachio Granola
Makes about 9 cups
(recipe slightly adapted from In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite, by Melissa Clark)
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups raw pistachios, hulled
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 cup coconut chips
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
Preheat oven to 300F. In a large bowl, mix the oats, pistachios, walnuts, coconut, maple syrup olive oil, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cardamom together until well combined. Spread the granola mixture onto a very large baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, making sure to stir the granola every 10 minutes. The granola is done when the mixture is golden brown. Add the chopped apricots and toss well. You’ve got some tasty granola now! GO YOU!