In this hearty granola, coconut flakes and chopped cashews are used to give warm, toasty flavor to lightly sweetened oats.
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These bars taste not unlike pie, from both the toasty oats and almonds and the jammy currants. Delicious with a cup of coffee or tea, they make a unique on-the-go breakfast but would not be out of place as part of an afternoon tea.
This is a simple granola, the kind you could actually sprinkle over your yogurt without feeling like you just pulled all 16 handles at the frozen yogurt shop. It's the kind you eat with milk, in a bowl, not carry around as trail mix. And I like it that way.
This nutty, chunky granola makes an ideal topping for ice cream. Sweetened coconut is reminiscent of traditional Passover macaroons.
What's the perfect solution to those post-holiday calorie-overload blues? Homemade granola: it's filling, healthy-ish, and just sweet enough to count as dessert.
Satisfying and dense, this cake is crowned with a granola-based topping that melts and increases in crunchiness as it bakes, turning into a cookie-like shell. Peanut butter, cake, cookie—get all your cravings satisfied in a single bite.
Combined with a base of oats there is dried mango, candied pineapple and papaya, fatty macadamia nuts, pepitas, coconut flakes, banana chips, and Brazil nuts. The dressing for the granola is a mixture of agave syrup, olive oil, and coconut sugar. The result is a crunchy, sweet breakfast (or ice cream topping) that is rich and flavorful. It's meant to transport you to the tropics, not the yoga studio.
Since I'm so fond of food, people often ask me if I've been to top restaurants like Per Se or Le Bernardin. Since I don't yet have the means to drop $500 on a meal, the answer is unfortunately no, I haven't. I'm always a little ashamed to admit this, as if it means I'm failing at my job. (Though no one asks my tech friends if they've tried out a jet pack, or frown when actors haven't worked with Martin Scorsese.)
I'm a sucker for granola bars that taste more like candy than anything healthy. You know the type—loaded with peanut butter and chocolate chips. So I was enticed by the notion of a granola cookie bar, described on the box as "part rich, chewy granola bar, part fresh-baked oatmeal cookie."
Granola is a culinary frenemy. On the one hand, it claims to be helping you out, providing fiber and other health benefits. Then it goes and makes you fat behind your back.
This recipe is my all-time favorite. In its most basic form, it combines oats, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and almonds with brown sugar, maple syrup, and dried cranberries and peaches. But you should think of it as a template rather than a rigid recipe. This time, I also tossed in a handful of dried strawberries. You could swap the almonds for pecans or walnuts, or use honey instead of maple syrup.