Yay for hippy dippy granola! This granola was inspired by two things,
1) a jar of nasty tasting ginger preserves and
2) a batch of nasty granola I bought at whole foods.
One might ask why would you make a granola with a gross tasting jar of ginger preserves inspired by a batch of granola that you couldn’t even stomach? Because that’s the kind of person I am. Now that I’ve sold this granola recipe to you the best way I know how…
Recipe: 300° 1 hour
2 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup millet (substitute with another 1/2 cup oats if you don’t have it)
2 tbsp ground flax (used as binder, can also use oat flour or regular flour)
1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1/4 cup jam (any)
1/2 cup water (or juice)
6 scoops green superfood (can add more if you really like the taste)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup pumpkin seed
1/4 cup almonds (chopped)
1/4 cup candied ginger (chopped)
2 tbsp sesame seed
2 tbsp flax seed
1 tsp ginger powder
Get your ingredients together.
This green magical powder is great to put in smoothies to amp up the nutritional content but I wanted to play around with it.
As I said this granola was mostly inspired by this gnarly jar of ginger preserves.
It’s way over sugarized to eat on its own but I have a hard time throwing things out, so I’ve been baking with it. I feel bad I didn’t like this stuff, it looks so spiffy right? I’m mean I’m kind of pissed off I didn’t like it.
Feel free to use any jelly, jam, preserves you have on hand. Just make sure you take care of any huge fruit chunks. You could also just use another 1/4 cup of applesauce and add in a little bit of extra sugar.
Add all your dry ingredients together. If you’re lazy like me you can add your chopped ginger before baking. You just have to be mindful of your oven temp because they burn easier than the oats and nuts. If you don’t feel like paying attention as closely to your granola after you put it in the oven then just wait to add your ginger pieces.
Add all your liquid ingredients (applesauce, green powder, sugar (if using), preserves, water) in a sauce pan over low heat to combine. Be sure to taste it here. If it doesn’t taste like anything you’d want to eat now, it’s not going to later. Add to your mixed dry ingredients.
And combine until there are no dry oats.
Once combined pour onto greased baking sheet.
If you need more sugar, feel free to sprinkle some white sugar on the top here. It will adhere to the surface of the granola. Bake 1 hour at 300°. Gently toss halfway through baking. Enjoy!