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Citrus, Olive Oil, Apricot Granola 

12 Servings // 15 Minute Prep Time // 30 Minute Baking Time

INGREDIENTS

Sauce                                          

Zest of one orange                                

¼ c.    Brown Sugar

1/3 c. Maple Syrup   

1/3 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil                       

1 tsp    Vanilla                                                                                                

Granola

2 ¾ c. rolled oats

½ c.    slivered almonds 

1/3 c. pumpkin seeds

1 c.     flaked coconut

3/4 c. dried apricot (or whatever dried fruit you like!)

½ tsp.  salt

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 300. 

Mix together oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, salt and flaked coconut.

In a small saucepan warm the sugar, olive oil and syrup over low heat. When sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and add into the bowl of dry ingredients.

Line a large pan with parchment paper and spread granola out. Bake until dry and golden, approximately 15-20 minutes. I don't stir mine while cooking because I like chunky granola. 

Remove granola from the oven and let cool to room temperature before transferring into containers.

And Enjoy!

Loosely inspired by: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1014304-eleven-madison-park-granola