10 Ways to Use Maple Syrup

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Nekisia Davis' Olive Oil and Maple Granola
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Makes 7 cups

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled
1 cup raw ... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Nekisia Davis' Olive Oil and Maple Granola
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

Makes 7 cups

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, hulled
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
1 1/4 cup raw pecans, left whole or coarsely chopped
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
Coarse salt

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Place oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, pecans, syrup, olive oil, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Spread granola mixture in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to oven & bake, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until granola is toasted, about 45 minutes.
3. Remove granola from oven & season with more salt to taste. Let cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container. less 
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Tue, Feb 26, 2013 4:50 PM EST

Each season has a sweetness attached to it: something to love, something to savor, something to look forward to -- or to miss when the weather starts changing. In the winter, it's maple syrup. Because what's sweeter in cold weather than the warmth of a pork shoulder, rubbed with it? Or crispy French toast, drizzled with it? Or popcorn, or duck, or pound cake, or ice cream... Get out that jug and take advantage.

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