• 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1 1/2 cups chopped nuts and/or seeds (walnuts, pecans, almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas))
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (maple syrup, honey, agave or a combination)
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or other ground spice, see variations below)
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1-2 T. ground flax or hemp seeds (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325-350 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil (alternatively can spray with cooking spray.)

In a medium bowl combine the oats, nuts/seeds, sweetener, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Toss to combine. Add beaten egg white and toss to coat. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally every 10 minutes, for a total of 30 minutes. Transfer the sheet to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Add dried fruit and ground flax or hemp, if using. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Variations (substituting nuts, spices and fruit):

* Pumpkin pie - 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg and a 1/4 tsp. ground ginger), pepitas 

* Tropical - 1/2 cup dried coconut chips or shreds, macadamia nuts and dried tropical fruits (such as banana chips, dried papaya, 

*Apple pie - cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, chopped dried apple slices

*Chocolate - 1 T. cocoa powder substituted for cinnamon

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Today at the #FarmersMarket . (Taken with Instagram)

Maybe not the lovliest, but definitely the most delicious. Oatmeal pancakes from @mollyorangette. #brunch. (Taken with Instagram)

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The line for #peaches at the #farmer’s market today. So awesome that there’s this much passion and commitment from farmers and consumers alike. (Taken with Instagram at Clintonville Farmers’ Market)

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