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Granola

Granola

Description

This is my husbands favorite breakfast cereal. Also good eaten out of hand. This is one that my mom was famous for. I usually use pecans or walnuts but almonds would also be good. Use a combination of whatever nuts you like.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 60

Total Time : 75

Ingredients

Serves 20

  • 10cups rolled oats

  • 1cup wheat germ

  • 1⁄2 lb flaked coconut

  • 2cups sunflower seeds

  • 1cup sesame seeds

  • 3cups nuts, chopped

  • 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar

  • 1 1⁄2 cups water

  • 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable oil

  • 1⁄2 cup honey

  • 1⁄2 cup molasses

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt

  • 2teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 3teaspoons vanilla extract

  • raisins (optional) orother dried fruit (optional)

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 300* F (150* C).

  • 02

    In a large bowl combine oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and nuts.

  • 03

    Blend well.

  • 04

    In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, oil, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.

  • 05

    Heat until sugar is dissolved, but do not boil.

  • 06

    Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir until well-coated.

  • 07

    In several batches, spread onto baking sheets (with rim) in a thin layer.

  • 08

    Bake 60 minutes, stirring every 15 until dry.

  • 09

    Cool.

  • 10

    Add raisins or other dried fruit, if desired.

  • 11

    Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

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