Cook the Book Fridays: Not so sweet granola

Not-so-sweet granola from Everyday Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comFor this week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays we once again made something of our own choosing from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie. Regular readers will know that typically, we all make the same recipe each week we post but since we can’t be sure what we will and won’t have access to, moderators allowed us to choose what we were able to cook/ bake again this month. Hopefully by June things will be back to “normal” (as in, we can all bake/ cook the same thing) but remains to be seen, like so much these days.

For this week, I chose Dorie’s Not-so-sweet granola. Mostly because I looked through my fridge and pantry and wanted to use what I had, rather than buying anything else and saw a nunch of root vegetables that needed using up. I saw the recipe for the Granola Topped Squash and Root Vegetable Gratin (??? huh? Really?) and figured I could use up those veggies AND some bits and pieces in my nut and seed pantry.

This granola is SO good. I went with the “not so sweet” version and didn’t put any spices in (not even cinnamon) because I wasn’t sure about it on that vegetable gratin. I also prefer a plainer granola, personally. So what I ended up with is an excellent “base” granola that lends itself to many interpretations. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, an excellent combination. I used flax seeds, cashews, almonds, pepitas and sunflower seeds. It’s SO good. I’ll definitely be making another batch using different nuts/ seeds (it’s an excellent way to use up those bits and bobs!). Also, in my current work-from-home situation, cereal = 66% of my meals 😉

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Not-so-sweet granola on page 323 of Everyday Dorie.

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7 thoughts on “Cook the Book Fridays: Not so sweet granola”

  1. LOL I did not even realize we had a recipe like this in the book ! I do like granola (perhaps too much as even a small batch commercial pack contains a lot of sweetners) and this twist on it sounds very intriguing. Plus its always good when we have a flexible base we can play with. Now if I only had the bowl of yumminess in your photo to dig into…

  2. I’ll have to go back and look at this recipe. I like granola. Period. I’m not too choosey about what kind. I don’t even remember this recipe in Dorie’s book. So, thank you. I usually don’t keep a wide variety of nuts but that doesn’t mean I can’t. I know you’re still managing to teach visually and virtually, Mardi. It’s a challenge and not easy. Bravo to you.


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