Start Your Day with Homemade Granola…

 I have been making granola for many years. But it just came to my thoughts this past week that I should use some of my infused oils to flavor the granola with instead of butter.
Blood Orange was the flavor that came to mind first, so here is my recipe…
It’s quite delicious!

I will be signing cookbooks and sampling this recipe and others at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State Street this Saturday April 3rd from 1-3pm.
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 Blood Orange Flavored Granola with Dried Fruit
By the Gourmet Farm Girl
3 cup rolled oats (regular)
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped pecans (walnuts work well also)
½ cup flax seed
1 cup mixture of dried cherries, cranberries and blueberries ( or raisins)
¼ cup + 2 T brown sugar
¼ cup honey + 2 Tablespoons
¼ cup of The Gourmet Farm Girl Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¾ teaspoon salt

Pre-heat oven to 225

In a large bowl mix the oats, nuts, flax seed and dried fruits; set aside

In a smaller bowl whisk the oil with the honey, brown sugar and salt till blended and smooth; pour into the dry mixture and gently fold with a large spoon till coated

*Note: placing the mixture in the microwave for 35-45 seconds helps with the blending and makes it easier to pour.

Spread the granola mixture onto two baking sheets with edges and lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes at a time; stir and repeat for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Allow to cool and finish drying before storing
Yields approximately 15- 1/2 cup servings

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