Breakfast

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 4, 2011

I grew up eating Muesli, a Swiss-German cereal that combines rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts and seeds.  When I moved to America, I first tasted granola, which is essentially muesli with honey or sugar added to give it a great texture and crunch.  Texture is one of the components of a dish or recipe that I value most, so I immediately took to this American treat.  I give the granola an elegant twist with Mexican chocolate, which is made from dark chocolate, with cinnamon and sugar mixed in.

Granola Delux Recipe

Servings: 4 to 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet Mexican chocolate
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Vanilla yogurt

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

2 Combine the oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, honey, canola oil, coconut, and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Spread the mixture in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a Silpat. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring ever 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

3. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the cranberries, chocolate, and raisins. Serve with the vanilla yogurt.

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