Orange Ginger Granola

Orange Ginger Granola

Orange Ginger Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
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Serves: 8
 
This bright, zingy granola has the perfect blend of flavor and crunch. We love it with yogurt for breakfast or as a quick snack.
Ingredients
  • 5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup oil (I use olive or coconut)
  • ¾ cup sugar (white or brown is fine)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 drops orange essential oil OR 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ -- 1 teaspoon ground ginger, depending on taste preference
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Pour oats in a large cake pan or rimmed cookie sheet.
  3. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over med-med/high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, stirring constantly, for another minute or two.
  5. Pour the resulting "syrup" over oats and stir well to coat.
  6. Bake coated oats for 30 minutes, stirring well after each 10 minute increment.
  7. Allow to cool before serving or packaging.

 

 

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3 comments to Orange Ginger Granola

  • Mary

    Nice recipe, but I have a question: why call it granola when it is only flavored oats? Any other granola I’ve seen has dried fruit and nuts as part of the mix. I know my kids can eat this, even the ones who are allergic to nuts, but not sure it is granola, just delicious dry oatmeal.

    • Hmm. Well, I guess I always viewed granola as differing from oats in the preparation, mainly. Granola is generally baked (and crunchy.) The “official” definition? “a mixture of rolled oats and other ingredients (such as brown sugar, raisins, coconut, or nuts) that is eaten especially for breakfast or as a snack” I don’t think are particular rules for what those “other ingredients” might be. Now, I LOVE dried fruit and nuts in my granola and add them frequently. I just didn’t for this one. :)

  • Mary

    I’d never heard of that definition, but I think it is ok. And I still think the recipe sounds delicious. I’ll have to try it.

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