Sourdough Oats and Nuts Granola


4 ounces sourdough starter (100 percent hydration--meaning equal parts flour and water)

1 ounce room temperature water

2 ounces brown sugar (light or dark)

1 ounce flour (AP, white whole wheat, or whole wheat)

½ teaspoon sea salt

5 ½ ounces rolled oats

2 ½ ounces lightly toasted nuts

2 ounces mixed seeds

2 ounces honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ ounces neutral oil, like grapeseed

Dried fruit, cacao nibs, crystallized ginger, coconut flakes, or other add ins



Mix first 4 ingredients and let sit at room temperature to ferment  for 4 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 300° F.

Combine salt, rolled oats, nuts, and seeds in a large bowl.

Whisk honey/maple syrup, vanilla, and oil into the starter mixture, then pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Spread in a thin layer on a silicone- or parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake for about 40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Check in between to make sure your granola isn't getting too brown. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes. Then break the granola into pieces and add dried fruit, etc. once completely cool. Store in airtight container.