Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Morning Granola

Summer Granola
8 cups

4 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup dry milk powder
½ cup wheat germ
½ cup oat bran
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¾ cup water
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped dates
1 cup dried apricots

Combine oats, milk powder, wheat germ, oat bran, pecans, almonds, sesame seeds and cinnamon; set aside. Bring water and brown sugar to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in oil, honey and vanilla. Add to oat mixture and mix well. Spread evenly on two cookie sheets. Bake at 275° for 1 hour. Let cool. Stir in cranberries, raisins, apricots and dates. Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk or top with yogurt and enjoy!

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