breakfast, superfoods, sauces + dressings

seeduction granola

It's hard to beat the Eleven Madison Park granola, but after months and months and batches and batches, I needed something new.  It's a pretty powerful collection of  superfoods PLUS it's a great way to clean out your pantry.  Great by the handful, perfect with yogurt or as a topping for ice cream.

Feel free to improvise.  It really is all good.

"seeduction"  granola 

3 c thick rolled oats 

3 c of nuts (I used almonds + walnuts)

½ c pumpkin seeds

½ hemp seeds

½ c sunflower seeds

¼ c sesame seeds

¼ c  poppy seeds

½ coconut flakes

½ c maple syrup

½ c coconut oil (melted)

1 t cinnamon

½ t salt 

to add after cooled:

½ c chia seeds

1 c dried fruit (I used dried figs but you can slice some dried apricots, mango, pineapple, etc)

for the parfait:

Greek-style strained yogurt 

A handful of mixed berries

Preheat oven to 325°

In a large mixing bowl (or directly on a rimmed baking sheet) mix together all of the ingredients for the granola.  Make sure everything is evenly coated and spread out in single layer on a baking sheet.  Cook for about 30-40 minutes, stirring it  about half way through, until golden. Let cool completely on the baking sheet before mixing in the chia seeds and fruit.

You can make it ahead to this point and store in an airtight container.  It will keep for about a month.

You can either layer the granola, yogurt and fruit in a pretty glass or arrange in shallow bowl.