Olive Oil Granola

September 18, 2012

Fall is just around the corner and that means apples and pumpkins are in season. We were inspired to make our own homemade granola that incorporated these essential flavors of fall. The scent of roasting oats and cinnamon made the kitchen smell amazing and when it came out of the oven it didn't last long.

Homemade Olive Oil Granola



3 cups Rolled Oats

1 cup Pumpkin Seeds

1 cup Almonds, chopped

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Salt

3/4 tsp Cinnamon

3/4 cup Lucero Arbequina Olive Oil (or try it with our Mandarin Crush Olive Oil for a hint of citrus)

1/4 cup Sugar

1 cup dried apples, chopped

1 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the first 8 ingredients.

On a rimmed jelly-roll pan spread out the mixture in an even layer.

Bake for about 35 minutes, stir every 10 minutes or until golden brown and toasted.

Remove granola and allow to cool 2 minutes.

Place into a large bowl and add apples and cranberries, stir to combine.

Enjoy as is or with milk to create your own granola cereal.

-Recipe inspired by and photo courtesy of acozykitchen.com

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