This might be the best granola I have ever had, love the texture. Adopted from an Alton Brown recipe. I’m sure I won’t leave well enough alone (the original recipe called for cashews). It’s a bit on the sweet side, but perfect mixed into plain yogurt!
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Add the oats, nuts, and brown sugar and mix well.
Pour onto 2 sheet pans covered with parchment paper. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
Remove from oven, cool and put into airtight containers.
Just FYI, I figured the nutritional values (per 1/4 cup): calories - 180, added sugar - 7g, protein - 5g, fat - 10g, fiber - 2g.