Granola with Sesame Seeds and Dried Dates
4 coats (i always use old fashioned oats)
1/2 cbutter, cut up (1 stick)
1/2 cbrown sugar
1/2 cbrown sesame seeds (or white)
1/4 colive oil
3/4 tspground cinnamon
1/4 tspsalt (optional)
1/2 cdried dates, cut up into small pieces
·plain yogurt or vanilla flavored yogurt
·fresh berries in season (blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
How to Make Granola with Sesame Seeds and Dried Dates
- PREAHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Line two jelly roll pans with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the dried dates, yogurt (and berries if using). Stir. Note: you don't need to melt the butter.
- Divide the granola mixture and place on the jelly roll pans. Spread out the mixture for even browning.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until nicely and evenly browned. Stir occasionally and rotate pans.
- Transfer jelly roll pans to a trivet and allow to cool about 10-15 minutes before stirring in the dried dates.
- TO SERVE: Place a serving of plain or vanilla yogurt in a bowl. Add a serving of the granola either on the side or on top of the yogurt. If desired, top the granola with fresh berries (or frozen berries which have been thawed). The restaurant garnished my yogurt with a few thin slivers of dried dates.
- Store in a tight fitting container preferably in the refrigerator.