At Zero George Street, we love having the luxury of a strong cup of espresso from our Miele machine in the morning. The Zero George Organic Charleston Coffee Roaster Blend gives us the energy to explore all that historic Charleston has to offer.
We’ve found that our house made granola is the perfect complement to a cup of coffee in our café. Our granola recipe is often asked for and we hope that in sharing it with you, you will experience a little bit of Zero George, at home.
Tip: Think of Granola as customizable! Whatever the season, you can spice it up with cinnamon for winter warmth or maple for the flavor of fall.
Trick: Use Olive Oil for a lighter flavor.
Technique: Bake the granola in the “low and slow” method. This gets a more even browning on the granola pieces without burning.
1/3 cup local honey
1/3 cup light brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla (Or vanilla extract + vanilla bean seeds)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds (or pecans)
Whisk honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and oil. In large bowl, combine oats and salt. Pour wet mixture over dry. Stir to combine. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. For larger pieces of granola, do not stir during cooking. Enjoy!