Maple Miso Sesame Granola

MAKES: 7 Cups

This granola toes the line between sweet and savory which means you can use it both ways in your home kitchen! I love it with milk or yogurt, but it’s also a great seedy sprinkly topper for roasted vegetables, or salads. The nuts are variable here so use whatever you have on hand, and do try to find the dried sour cherries (as opposed to sweetened ones) if possible--their sourness allows all the other sweet and fatty ingredients to really pop. We love acid, baby!!!

Active Time: 15 Mins

Total Time: 70 Mins

Maple Miso Sesame Granola

Pantry

  • ⅓ cup unrefined coconut oil
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mellow white miso
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ¾ cup blanched hazelnuts, walnuts, or pecans
  • ¾ cup raw shelled pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • ¾ cup dried sour cherries

1. Preheat the oven to 300.

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

2. Warm the wet ingredients:

  • In a small saucepan, combine ⅓ cup coconut oil, ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup, ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons mellow white miso paste, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until the brown sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes.

3. Combine:

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together 3 cups rolled oats, ½ cup sesame seeds, ¾ cup blanched hazelnuts or walnuts, ¾ cup raw shelled pistachios, and 2 teaspoons fennel seeds.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the dry ingredients and stir very well until all bits and pieces are well coated.

4. Bake:

  • Spread the granola out evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring every 15-20 minutes so the edges don’t brown more quickly than the interior parts, until deeply golden brown, 50-60 minutes. The granola will appear soft and wet still, but will dry and harden as it cools. Let cool entirely.
  • Stir in ¾ cup dried sour cherries. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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