Gourmet Granola

Ingredients

  • 4 C. Rolled Oats
  • 1 C. sliced almonds
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 C. chia seeds
  • 1/3 C. almond flour
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 C. Brown Sugar
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C. Honey
  • 4 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or any neutral flavored oil)
  • 1 C. dried cranberries (chopped in pieces)

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. degrees. Measure out all ingredients.

SWEET LIFE OF A BAKER TIP: If you warm the honey and oil together on the stove the honey will loosen up and be easier to mix into the granola mixture.

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using a spatula, mix the ingredients until everything is incorporated and coated with liquid ingredients. Place the granola mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the pan from the oven, using a spatula give the granola a stir as the edges of the pan will brown quicker and carefully replace to the pan to the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes. Keep a careful watch on the oven for last few minutes to avoid burning the granola. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the counter. Once cooled, transfer to a bowl or container. Add dried fruit, mix and store in a cool and dry location.

SWEET LIFE OF A BAKER TIP: If the sugar from the granola settles during storage, just give the container a quick shake before scooping out. It will loosen back up.

Don’t forget to use a beautiful table setting to serve your delicious homemade yogurt and granola with your cup of coffee! After all your work to create this delicious granola, be sure to show it off!

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About the Baker

Meet the Baker: Andrea Maranville is a self taught cook and baker from Sherrill, N.Y. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion for baking. In 2018, she got her big break in the baking world after competing on ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show – Holiday Edition.” It was there that she competed in 18 baking challenges and finished in the top three. Now Andrea has taken her passion for baking and turned it into her own business, Silver City Baking Company. Andrea also writes her own food blog Sweet Life of a Baker, where you can follow her story and view more of her recipes.

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