All manner of dried fruits are delicious in this recipe. Try adding a handful of sliced dried apricots, dried cranberries or raisins to this filling morning mix. It's equally good eaten out-of-hand as a snack.
3 tablespoons oat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup slivered, blanched almonds
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 300°F. Toss together oats, flour and almonds in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together syrup, oil, extract, nutmeg and salt. Add to the oat mixture, stirring well to coat.
Spread mixture on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake, stirring occasionally to break up clumps, until deep golden brown, fragrant and just dry to the touch, 30 to 40 minutes. Allow granola to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Per Serving:370 calories (160 from fat), 18g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 45mg sodium, 43g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 9g protein.
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