Homemade Granola

March 30, 2009 6:56:51 PM PDT
Get the recipe for homemade granola.4 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
2 cups shredded coconut
2 tablespoons flax seed
1 tablespoon wheat germ
2 cups sliced almonds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey

1 ½ cups apricots, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried figs, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup roasted unsalted cashews

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add the oatmeal, coconut, flax seed, wheat germ, almonds, sunflower seeds, oil, and honey. Mix together with your hands. Spread this mixture in a lined large sheet pan (17" x 12"), and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Return to the oven, and bake for 12 more minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Return to the oven, and bake 12 more minutes, or until golden brown. The granola burns quickly so watch it carefully. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.

In the same large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and the cooled oatmeal mixture. Mix together, and place in a covered plastic container. Serve with yogurt or milk.

Yield: 12 cups

Connie's Notes: Use whatever dried fruits you have available. Line the sheet pan with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Granola also makes a quick snack for automobile and plane trips.


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