Jenny’s orange ginger granola
7 cups organic old fashioned thick cut oatmeal
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1 cup organic olive oil
1 cup local raw honey
Mix these together
1/2 cup each of Fresh Ground
Golden Flax Seeds
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tbs Fresh Ground Fennel seed
1 tsp Fresh Ground white Sesame seed
2 tbs tumeric
1 tbs Fresh Ground Cardamon pods (I grind all of the seeds in a mini electric coffee mill)
Mix seeds with a cup of white sugar. (A spoonful of Sugar helps that medicine go down!)
Add to the oat mix
Mix well, adding in sprinkles of the juice and zest of one orange and a freshly juiced big hunk of ginger. (I use my electric juicer to extract the liquid from the ginger root)
At some point in the mixing I hand the bowl over to Paul to do some serious hand mixing because our electric mixers have lived and died over this recipe.
Bake in a flat dish for 90 minutes at 325. Every 15 min pull it out and stir until golden.
Mix a few cups of raisins and date pieces into the granola while it is still hot to reanimate the fruit.
I use this granola in bowls with fresh berries, jam, yogurt, in trail mixes and sprinkled on hot oatmeal.
Store in an air tight container.