Cooking With Gold: Po-Po's Turmeric Apricot Granola
Makes 6 cups
4 cups of rolled oats
1.5 cups of mixed nuts like sliced almonds or pecans
1 cup of mixed seeds like pumpkin or sesame seeds
½ cup of hemp seeds
1 cup of unsweetened dried coconut flakes
8 tablespoons maple syrup
zest of two-three lemons
1.5 tsp salt
4 tsp ground turmeric
two pinches ground black pepper
½ cup of sliced dried apricot
½ cup of dried currants
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
Mix first five dried ingredients in a medium bowl. Add maple syrup, lemon zest, salt, turmeric, and ground pepper to bowl. Stir with spatula until everything is evenly combined.
On a parchment- or Silpat-lined baking sheet, spread granola with a spatula. Bake for 10 minutes. Carefully remove tray from oven and stir in dried fruit. Then place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and let cool before storing in a jar.