A decadent homemade granola with pistachios, cherries and coconut flakes. Here’s how to make Eleven Madison Park’s famous take-home granola… yourself!
Eleven Madison Park Granola
Homemade granola is freaking delicious.
Eleven Madison Park’s granola? Out of this world.
The restaurant gives it out as a little parting gift to everyone who dines there and I still have the cute glass canister it came in – that’s how good it was.
So I was pretty happy when I discovered the restaurant released its signature granola so that everyone can try making their own version at home!
What makes this granola recipe different is the combination of sweet and salty, plus the fun additions: pistachios, pumpkin seeds and dried cherries!
It’s a rich crunchy granola that makes the perfect topping for oatmeal, yogurt bowls or just eaten by the handful on its own.
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Eleven Madison Park Granola Recipe Video
What You’ll Need
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The classic version of Eleven Madison Park granola is made with nuts, seeds and spices but feel free to swap in your favorite seasonal fruit.
For sweetener, use maple syrup. I love Fort Hamilton’s maple syrup. They age it in their bourbon barrels, which gives it a hint of smoke and salted caramel to balance out the sweetness!
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How to Make the Best Homemade Granola
Granola makes any bland bowl of oatmeal taste better.
But the store bought stuff can get expensive, and it’s often packed full of sugar!
So I like to make my own. I experimented with a couple different homemade granola recipes before finding this one from Eleven Madison Park.
The Michelin star restaurant is famous for their take-home granola gift and it’s really that good!
I like the balance of sweet and salty. Note – the original recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of kosher salt but depending on the salt you use or your taste preferences, it can be a lot!
I recommend using ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and adding more at the end if you find it needs it.
I used to love chocolate chips in my granola (and still do, to be honest) but I’ve been trying to eat healthier.
The Eleven Madison Park granola recipe uses a mix of nuts and fruits to add a lot of flavor and sweetness, without being too heavy on the processed sugar.
Pistachios add richness, dried cherries add just a hint of tartness and pumpkin seeds create nice crunch!
Feel free to change it up with whatever toppings you like though.
I like it when granola has little clusters of oats clumped together. For that, you’ll want a sticky sweetener like honey or maple syrup to create the clumps.
I do find that a good quality maple syrup makes a difference!
My favorite is the maple syrup from Fort Hamilton distillery, a local bourbon producer in Industry City, Brooklyn.
They make their maple syrups in aged whiskey barrels, which add a hint of smokiness to the syrups and infuse a bit of cocoa and salted caramel notes.
You can really taste it in the finished maple syrup!
Eleven Madison Park Granola Recipe
A decadent granola made with pistachios, cherries and dried coconut flakes.
- 2 ¾ cups rolled oats
- 1 cup shelled pistachios
- ⅓ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¾ cup dried cherries
- Preheat oven to 300°F. In a bowl, mix together oats, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes and salt.
- In a saucepan over low heat, add olive oil, maple syrup and brown sugar. Whisk until all the brown sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat. Pour liquid mixture over oat mixture, coating everything well.
- Spread granola on baking trays in an even layer. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring granola a few times to ensure even baking.
- Take granola out of the oven and fold in the dried sour cherries. Cool to room temperature, then transfer to storage containers.
Based on the classic from Eleven Madison Park
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