Minimalist Granola

This is a recipe I always have on hand to perk up my breakfast or light dessert.

It’s only 2 food ingredients + some vanilla and spice!

Sweetness is kept to a minimum (barely there) so I can add in nuts or fruit as I please and the granola brings playful crunch and desserty essence.

(printable recipe sheets available during nutrition counselling sessions)

How to prep minimalist granola

12 dried apricots . 1/2 cup boiling water . 1 tbsp vanilla extract. 1/2 tsp cinnamon . 1/8 tsp clove . 1/8 tsp nutmeg . 3 cups rolled oats

  1. Soak dried apricots in boiled water for 5 minutes

  2. Use an immersion blender to blend into a paste

  3. Mix in the spices

  4. Mix the apricot paste into the dried oats and stir well until thoroughly combined (feel free to use your hands)

  5. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes so the oats can soften slightly

  6. Spread the oats over a large cookie sheet breaking up big pieces a bit

  7. Convect Bake at 300F for 15 minutes

  8. Stir; bake another 15 minutes at 300F

  9. Stir; lower the temperature to 250. Bake for 10 to 15 final minutes. Let it cool. Store in an airtight container.

*timing and temp may have to be slightly adjusted for your oven; aim for dry and crunchy, golden, but not blackened/burnt

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