in an effort to put off being a responsible adult, i made homemade granola for the first time yesterday. i may not have my taxes filed, but at least i have something delicious to top plain greek yogurt with for breakfast this week! and the best part of making granola from scratch? being able to control what does or doesn't go into it (rejoice! no raisins!)—this particular recipe has cardamom and cinnamon, which made my entire apartment smell heavenly.
cardamom pistachio granola adapted from the new york times
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raw pistachios (with their shells on)
1/4 cup organic sugar (or honey or maple syrup)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
preheat oven to 300 degrees f. line a baking sheet with tin foil and set aside. remove the shells from the pistachios and give them a rough chop.
in a large bowl, combine oats, pistachios, sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. next, add the olive oil and stir until all ingredients are incorporated. pour mixture onto the lined baking sheet and bake for about 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. remove from pan and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.