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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Five Star Granola

8 c. old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 c. raw wheat germ
1 1/2 c. oat bran
1 1/2 c. finely chopped almonds
1 1/2 c. finely chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. maple syrup
3/4 c. honey
1 c. coconut oil (or corn oil)
1 heaping T. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
raisins or dried cranberries, optional

Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine oats, wheat germ, oat bran, and nuts in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil and cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat to dissolve sugar; stir in vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Divide the mixture evenly between the two sheets.

Bake until crispy and toasted, about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through. Turn oven off but continue to stir often as it burns easily. (It gets crisper as it cools). Cool, then stir in raisins or cranberries, if desired. Store in airtight container.
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