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Adapted from The Rancho La Puerta Cookbook: 175 Bold Vegetarian Recipes from America’s Premier Fitness Spa, with thanks to jolly Bill Wavrin

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped raw almonds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup oat or wheat bran
  • 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup unsweetened, unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 2 Tbs fresh orange juice
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, flour, bran, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together honey, apple juice, vanilla, and oil until the honey is thoroughly incorporated. Add the orange zest and orange juice.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix well. Spread the granola evenly over the baking sheet and bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours, checking every 15 or so minutes. When the granola begins to brown, stir and turn over gently with a spatula. Take care that the outside edges do not burn. Your house or apartment should, by this point, smell spectacular.
  5. When golden and dry, scrape onto a cool baking sheet and set aside to cool. Granola will crisp as it cools. Store in an airtight container, preferably in the refrigerator.
recipes/breakfast_items/granola_rancho_puerta.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/19 19:42 by admin