Recipe and photo by Emma Frisch
- Lemon – Zest of 3 lemons
- Lemon Juice – Juice of 3 lemons
- Ginger – 1 teaspoon, grated fresh ginger
- Maple Syrup – 3/4 cup
- Ghee – 1/2 cup (melted)
- Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- Oats – 5 cups rolled oats
- Golden flax seeds – 2/3 cups golden flax seeds, or brown
- Sesame seeds – 2/3 cup raw, unhulled sesame seeds
- Ground Dried Ginger – 2 teaspoons
- Sea salt – 1 teaspoon
- Pistachios – 1 cup
- Wheat germ (optional) – 2/3 cup
- Chia seeds (optional) – 2 tablespoons
- Water (optional) – ¼ cup
- Crystallized ginger pieces – 1 cup diced
- Preheat the oven to 275.
- In a small pot, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh ginger and maple syrup. Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved, and then cover the pot and continue to simmer for about 7 minutes while you prepare the dry ingredients. Remove the candied lemon mixture from the heat and whisk in the melted ghee and vanilla extract.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, flax seeds, sesame seeds, ground ginger, sea salt, pistachios and optional wheat germ and chia seeds. Mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a little bit at a time, and mix together until the oats have a wet sheen to them. If the granola looks a bit dry, stir in a bit of water.
- Spread the granola on two baking sheets, packing it down with the back of a spatula.
- Bake the granola for 1 hour, rotating the trays between racks halfway through (if you’re oven cooks unevenly, as mine tends to heat more in the back, spin the baking sheets around as well).
- When the granola is toasted brown in color, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely before transferring to your mouth, um, I mean granola jar. If you break up the granola before it is cooled, you won’t get those tasty, intact, chunky morsels!
- Add the crystallized ginger to the batch of granola once it has cooled.
For more recipes by Emma Frisch, visit her food blog at www.emmafrisch.com
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