How to Make Yummy Date & Ginger Granola

2018-05-11T19:22:58+00:00 By |

Yield: 10 servings

• 2 cups pitted medjool dates (firmly packed)
• 1 ½ inch piece of fresh ginger, washed and unpeeled
• ½ cup vegetable oil or coconut oil (divided in half)
• ¾ cup water
• 6 cups old fashioned oats
• ½ dried coconut chips
• ½ sliced blanched almonds
• ½ dried cranberries

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Cut the ginger into small chunks.
2. Add ginger, dates, water, and half (¼ cup) vegetable or coconut oil to blender. Puree until smooth.
3. In large bowl, add old fashioned oats and the remaining ¼ cup of vegetable or coconut oil. Stir until oats are coated with oil. Add, the date puree to the oats, and stir until oats are coated with the date mixture.
4. Spread oats on a sheet pan evenly.
5. Bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even golden-brown color.
6. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Add granola to a bowl, and add coconut chips, almonds, and cranberries. Mix well.
7. Store in an airtight container.

About the Author:

Chef Rhadia Hursey’s appreciation and gift for cooking comes from the many stops of her adventurous life as a military dependent and world traveler.  Born in Champaign, Illinois but raised on military bases in areas as culturally diverse as California, Florida, and Washington DC. Her time there exposed her to different flavors and cultures through food, and ignited a lifelong culinary passion. Rhadia is a private chef in NYC and the Hamptons, and is a Board Member for the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance. Rhadia has earned degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and The Center for Culinary Education at Chattahoochee Technical College.

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