Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My favorite Granola

My son who is in the Air-Force has asked for some granola. This is one of my favorite granolas. I added walnuts, rasins, cranberries, banana chips, dried apricots, dried pineapple and dried mango that I chopped up.

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup blanched slivered almonds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup oat bran
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
6 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 250  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with sides, or a large pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds, wheat germ, coconut, and sunflower seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, oil, water and salt. Pour the liquid over the oat and nut mixture, and stir until evenly coated. Spread out on the prepared cookie sheet. If you want some chunky bits, squeeze some small handfuls into little clumps.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally until evenly toasted. Mix in raisins. Cool, and store in an airtight container at room temperature

Add your favorites. I love different dried fruits.

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