Granola with Cardamom Recipe

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Submitted by keithwray

Makes 20 servings



This is the granola recipe that brought me back for more. While coated in a decadent honey mix, this recipe is most notable for its mix of spices. The recipe is from Rebecca Hassel, sous chef at Estadio in Washington, D.C.

Recipe Ingredients for Granola with cardamom

8 cups rolled oats
1 cups flax seeds
2 cups nuts, chopped
1 cup golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup butter

Recipe Directions for Granola with cardamom

  1. *Rolled oats are steamed then rolled, providing the flat texture best for granola. Instant oats are partially cooked, and quick-cooking are finely cut, much like steel-cut oats, which are thinly sliced by steel yet retain some bran. Rolled oats will provide the right texture and will cook properly in granola recipes.

  2. **Use any nuts you want in any combination ? pecans, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. Get the untoasted ones. Chop by hand, with a nut chopper or with a few pulses in a food processer.

  3. Position racks in middle of oven and preheat to 300 degrees. Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.

  4. Mix oats, nuts, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in large bowl.

  5. Combine granulated sugar, honey and butter in small saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Pour hot liquid over oat mixture and stir well. Toss mixture until thoroughly mixed. (Option: Caramelize white sugar with a little water, then add honey and butter. To do this, add white sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat and spread evenly across the bottom of the pan. Add a little water and stir until the mixture reaches a boil. Keep the mixture moving until it begins to turn brown. Then, add honey and butter. This process will add a caramel flavor to the granola.)

  6. Spread granola on prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 30 minutes. Rotate pans halfway through.

  7. Cool granola completely. If you like large "sheets" of granola, remove with a large spatula. If you like clusters, let the granola cool until it won't burn your hands, then shape into handfuls.

  8. Add dried fruit (if desired) after the granola is cooled.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 80.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.6g
29%
Saturated Fat
5.5g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
375mg
16%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
44.6g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.8g
27%
Sugars
17.6g
Protein
8.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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