I adapted this granola recipe from one by the ladies at the Hell's Backbone Grill (a women-owned, Buddhist, local and organic restaurant in Boulder, UT). 'Brown Betty' granola is hearty and subtly maple-flavored, with lots of almonds.
And yes, I have had Ram Jam's "Oh Black Betty (bam-a-lam)" running through my head for the last few days.
You will need:
~ 8 c. rolled oats
~ 2 c. bran
~ 1/2 c. sesame seeds
~ 2 c. chopped/sliced almonds
~ 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
~ 1 c. flax seed, freshly ground (optional)
~ 1/2 tsp. RealSalt
~ 1/2 c. maple syrup -or- maple sugar
~ 1/2 c. coconut oil -or- olive oil
~ 1/4 c. honey
~ 1/2 c. agave nectar
~ 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Heat gently for about 5 minutes, or until thin and oh-so-pourable.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread the granola mixture in a thin layer on baking trays / cookie sheets. If you made the full recipe, it could take up to 4 baking trays to hold it all.
Return trays to oven and bake for 5-10 more minutes, or longer, until it's golden brown and smells amazing.
Once the granola is done getting all golden and crispy, set out the trays and let them cool completely.
Store your granola in airtight containers and enjoy! Look how much granola this made - I'm set!
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