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The Perfect Combo: Peaches & Pistachios

White Peach & Pistachio Granola

I haven’t made granola in a while, but having a snow day during my second week of work with nothing to do, this sounded like my best option. Plus, I’d have a delicious snack come the rest of the week. I went to Trader Joe’s for the first time and found dried peaches when I was looking for mangoes. They’re so delicious. I also had pistachios from the move and naturally White Peach & Pistachio Granola evolved. Toss in some nutmeg and viola! The perfect cold weather snack.

Ingredients (serves 8).

  • 1 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c steel-cut oats
  • 2 T chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c whole pistachios, preferably raw/not salted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 t nutmeg
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 c light agave nectar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 T coconut oil, melted
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 4-6 dried white peaches slices, chopped
  • 1/8 to 1/4 c reduced sugar craisins

Directions.

  1. Preheat oven to 275° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (preferred) or foil. Lightly spray with a vegetable oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, sunflower seeds, pistachios, sea salt, chia seeds (optional) and nutmeg. Mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together agave, water, canola oil and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients, and mix well to ensure that the dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Pour the oat mixture onto the lightly greased baking sheet and spread mixture out in an even layer.
  5. Bake for about 40-45 min. Flip the mixture so all sides of the granola can evenly bake. Continue baking for 30-40 min. or until the granola is uniformly crisp.
  6. Stir in peaches or other dried fruit. Transfer to a covered container to store.
  7. Enjoy!

ADAPTED FROM my Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Granola with Craisins.

White Peach & Pistachio Granola

White Peach & Pistachio Granola

White Peach & Pistachio Granola

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