Every Sunday for the last month or so, I've been making a big batch of granola to last me the rest of the week. It saves money, helps keep me satiated during long hours on the farm, and makes for a lovely gift to share with friends. And it is damn good. I've finally settled on a highly unscientific recipe for granola that's a savory, nutty, chocolatey mix of all good things (and it comes together in forty minutes). It's a flexible recipe that you can tailor to your own tastes. Hope you enjoy!
6 cups steel-cut oats
2 cups olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup almonds
4 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350. As oven warms, thoroughly mix oats, chips, nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, and salt together in a large bowl. Make sure that the olive oil and peanut butter in particular are evenly distributed.
- Spread mixture onto sheet tray and bake for thirty to thirty five minutes or until lightly browned. Stir every 15 minutes.
- Let cool five to ten minutes, add cranberries, and then dig in!