Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Granola Mix

This granola makes a great breakfast cereal--even my daughter loved it. It makes healthy taste good.

  • 10 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 lb shredded coconut
  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 or 5 cups chopped nuts (almonds, pecans and/or walnuts)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 to 5 cups dried fruits (best with a mix of dried fruits)

Preheat the oven to 300F.

Combine in a large bowl oats, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and nuts.

In a saucepan, heat brown sugar, water, oil, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla until sugar is dissolved--do not boil. Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir till well-coated.

Spread on baking sheets with sides and bake 20 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Cool. Add dried fruit.

Store in air tight containers. If stored in a cool dry place will last 6 months. (I've never gotten to test the truth of that statement as it always disappears very quickly in my house.)

Makes 24 to 27 cups of granola cereal.

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