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Ingredients:

  • 1 - large beaten egg white
  • 3 cups - old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups - chopped nuts (such as almonds, pistachios, pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 1/2 cups - coconut shavings
  • 1/2 cups - agave syrup (or honey or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cups - olive oil or warmed coconut oil
  • 1/4 cups - sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons - packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
  • 1 cups - dried cherries or cranberries
  • - chocolate chips, optional, if desired
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 300° F.

    Combine all ingredients except dried fruit and chocolate chips in a large bowl; toss to combine.

    Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake granola, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and dry, 40-45 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet (it will crisp as it cools).

    Mix in dried cherries or cranberries and chocolate chips, if using.

    Do Ahead: Granola can be made 2 weeks ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

    Brief Description

    Using an egg white adds crunch without calories to this granola made with oats, nuts, coconut, sesame seeds and dried fruit.

    Main Ingredient:

    oats

    Category:  Snacks

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 45 min

    Notes

    Coconut shavings (chips) are strips of unsweetened coconut available at many natural foods stores and some supermarkets. For added protein, serve the granola over low-fat yogurt or layer in a glass with yogurt and fresh fruit.

    Posted By:

    gardner.marilyn

    Posted On:

    January 3, 2020

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