Sorry this is so late; I have guests in town and Jennifer just got hit with the death-plague (or some similarly awful, hopefully short, illness!). I would have taken a picture of this for you, but my husband ate it all before I could! It’s a pretty tasty, somewhat unique granola. It goes best with yogurt on it (particularly greek yogurt), though I suppose you could just eat it with milk.

I’d say more, but the post is already late, and really, the recipe is tasty enough without me selling it :D.


Orange Spice Granola


  • 2 2/3 cups oats
  • 2/3 cup oat flour (or grind oats in a food processor until a powder and use that, which is all oat flour is, really)
  • 2/3 cup flax meal
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup currants or raisens
  • 2 TBS freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup maple syrup


1. Mix together oats, oat flour, flax meal, walnuts, currants/raisins, orange zest, salt, nutmeg, and cardamom in a large bowl.

2. Add oil and mix well to distribute.

3. Add maple syrup and mix until everything is evenly coated.

4. Press flat in a bar pan or cookie sheet with edges (you’ll want the edges to keep it in). You could also use two casserole dishes or similar, but you don’t want it more than about 1/2″ thick.

5. Place in an oven preheated to the lowest temperature setting it’ll do–usually 200 degrees F, sometimes as low as 175. Bake for about 4 hours or until it is dry and hard all the way through (you can usually tell this by looking and poking a little with your finger). You want no dampness, so it may take longer than this.

6. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once it cools use a metal spatula to break it apart into biggish chunks and store in an airtight container until use. This is a different instruction for breaking it up than I give in my other two recipes–I find this method works better for this granola, and might work on the others, though I haven’t tried. Enjoy your granola!