January 11, 2011

Oven Roasted Maple GORP


So the legend is that GORP stands for "Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts" or maybe "Granola Oats Raisins and Peanuts" or "Gobs of Raw Protein". Nobody really knows for sure where the word GORP started. All I know, is that it's delicious. Not only is it delicious, but it makes a great snack for Vegans! High in protein and fiber, plus loaded with antioxidants.

This is my recipe with my favorite nuts and seeds, but this recipe is so easily adaptable to your favorites. You can experiment with different things to add in. I know a lot of people add chocolate chips or chocolate candies, but I think that's unnecessary. The maple syrup makes it sweet enough.

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the maple syrup on the stove in a small saucepan with the vanilla and cinnamon. Cook over medium low heat, just to combine the flavors.

Combine the oats, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed meal, and raisins in a large bowl. Toss with the syrup.

Spread on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss to cool the nuts and seeds. Keep in a cool, dry place. It lasts for weeks!

8 comments:

  1. I can't explain why, but the words GORP and maple were just tantalizing when I saw this post. I thought, "GORP. Sounds decadent and sweet." Haha, it's a bit strange, but I guess I was right! This looks delicious (though I am not a fan of sesame seeds). I'll need to stock up on some almonds to try this quick!

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  2. Hahaha! Gorp does sound sort of decadent doesn't it?

    Yeah, if you don't like sesame seeds, just totally emit those. It'll be fine. I just throw those in there because they're so high in calcium.

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  3. Hmmm.... that's some goodlookin' GORP! will try it, thanks! :-)

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  4. Hmmm... I'm thinking ahead and this would be great for Christmas gifts. Would it store well in a jar or would it become sticky?

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  5. Sally - It's turned out both ways for me - sticky and not sticky. I think if you roast it for longer or if you roast it at a higher temperature it will be less sticky. Also - I feel that when I used agave instead of maple syrup it was stickier!

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