On today's episode of Kitchy TV, Kat Odell, my adorable boss and editor extraordinaire of Eater La, Goodbite.com, and her own blog, Cork and Rind, shows me the super yummy granola recipe that made her famous in high school. It's the perfect balance of crunch, sweet, and healthy goodness, plus it's extraordinarily simple to make. Enjoy!
Kat's Super Yummy Granola
3 cups oats (slow cooking kind)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Hefty pinch of cinnamon
1 egg white (optional)
3/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix the oats, brown sugar, honey and oil together. Fun tip: Pour the honey into the oil for no sticky mess! Add the cinnamon and vanilla, and if you prefer clumpy granola, the egg white. Add the pecans, mix, and pour onto a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil or a silicone mat. Spread over the entire cookie sheet and pop in the oven for ten minutes. Remove the cookie sheet and with a spatula, break up the granola, flipping pieces over to let the sides brown. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the granola cool for 10-15 minutes, then gently break it up using the back of a spoon (see video for Kat's demo). Pop on some yogurt or ice cream, and enjoy!