Granola

Have you been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? It’s a TV show and a campaign to get America to eat better. It’s enthralling. Watching last season gave me a big push to cook from scratch more and cut out more packaged food.

On of the big things Jamie stresses in the show is back-to-basics cooking. He teaches basics – chopped salads, omelettes and the like. I love having these basics in my repertoire so I was excited to check out the cookbook based on the campaign.

This granola was the first recipe I tried from the cookbook – and it was delicious. I’ve been enjoying it for breakfast all week.

The newest episode of Food Revolution on ABC tonight. You can catch up on the first two episodes on Hulu. It’s definitely worth watching.

You can check out more about the Food Revolution here.

Granola
(from Jamie’s Food Revolution)
Makes enough to fill a large jar

2 c. quick cook oats
1 heaping c. mixed nuts
1/4 c. mixed seeds
3/4 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. dried fruit
5 T. maple syrup or honey
5 T. olive oil

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Mix together all dry ingredients except dried fruit.  Pour into a roasting pan and flatten so it’s spread evenly. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey and olive oil. Stir to coat and flatten out again.

Place in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until it’s nice and golden.

Roughly chop dried fruit and mix into toasted granola.  Let cool.

Serve with milk or yogurt. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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