The Rancho Granola

 

Ingredients

Coconut oil, for brushing

3 c. walnut halves

2 c. steel-cut oats

1 c. pecan halves

1 c. almonds, chopped

2/3 c. sunflower seeds

1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut

½ T. cinnamon

1 t. ground nutmeg

4 large egg whites

7 oz. pure maple syrup

3/4 c. dried blueberries

3/4 c. dried apricots, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250*. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, using your hands, mix walnuts, oats, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, cinnamon & nutmeg.
  3. In a medium bowl, gently beat egg whites and syrup with a fork, taking care to keep foam to a minimum. Pour egg white mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with your hands to evenly coat.
  4. Transfer mixture to baking sheet, spreading it out so that it’s slightly thicker toward sides. (prevents granola at edges from sticking during baking) Bake granola mixture for about 25 minutes, then rotate baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes longer. Remove baking sheet from oven, carefully mix granola with a spatula and continue to bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
  5. Let cool on a wire rack, then transfer to a large bowl. Add dried fruit and mix thoroughly to combine.
  6. Store in airtight containers.

Serve over Greek yogurt with honey.

 

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