Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Amazing Granola

This is the best granola I've ever had and it is easy and healthy. It is from Epicuious.

3 cups rolled oats (NOT quick oats)
1/2 cup flax meal (I grind flax seeds in a coffee grinder, but you can buy meal at the store)
1 cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped
2 egg whites
1/2 - 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
4 T Walnut Oil, divided
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup sliced dried dates
1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 350. Spread 2 T Walnut Oil on a large baking sheet.

Mix oats, flax meal and walnuts in a large bowl. Mix egg whites, brown sugar, salt and 2 T Walnut Oil in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the oats and mix thoroughly. Spread the granola onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Stir it around. Bake another 15 minutes. Stir it around. Sprinkle dates over; drizzle with honey. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes longer. Stir to loosen. Transfer to clean baking sheet to cool completely. (This last step is important, otherwise it sticks like mad to the original sheet.

You can substitute other nuts and fruits.

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