Grilled Nectarines with Five-Spice Granola
Recipe from Grills Gone Vegan, ©2013 Tamasin Noyes. Reprinted with permission from the author. Book published by BPC, Summertown, Tennessee.
The seasonings in the granola that tops this dessert make it unique. When this flavor combination is paired with luscious grilled nectarines and your favorite vegan ice cream, the results are spectacular. It's like a deconstructed fruit crisp a la mode.
To make the granola, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Put the oats, almonds, five-spice powder, ginger, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Put the oil, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle over the oat mixture and stir until evenly coated. Spread the mixture evenly in the lined baking pan. Bake until golden (about 25 minutes) stirring every 10 minutes. Be careful not to overbake, as the granola can burn easily. Let cool completely; the granola will crisp as it cools. The granola can be used immediately or may be stored in a covered container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
To prepare the fruit and assemble the dish, heat a grill, grill pan, or electric grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill with canola oil. Put the nectarines on the grill cut-side down and cook until marked (about 3 minutes). If using an electric grill, keep it open and cook a few minutes longer if necessary). To serve, put two nectarine halves on each plate, grilled side up. Top each with your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle the granola over each plate and serve immediately.
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