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Monday, March 19, 2012

Homemade Granola

We eat a lot of cereal at our house.
One of our favorites is Granola...but it's kind of expensive and those small boxes don't last long around here!

I've tried a few recipes for homemade granola and have found our favorite!

Homemade Granola

5 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sunflower kernels (I left these out-don't like them!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
2 T canola oil (I used olive oil-didn't have canola!)
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried fruit (I had a bag of like 5 different mixed fruits that I dumped in.)
(apricots, raisins, cranberries, bananas, apples....etc.)

In large bowl, combine oats, almonds, sunflower kernels.

In saucepan, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, salt and cinnamon. Cook and stir over med heat until brown sugar is dissolved, 2-3 min.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour over oat mixture to coat.

Transfer to 15 x 10 in baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 min stirring every 8 min.
Cool completely.
Stir in dried fruit.
Store in airtight container.


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