Sunday, October 9, 2011
I decided to actually write out the recipe for this. It will make it easier for everyone to find.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups thick rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 chopped pecans
1/2 sliced almonds
1 cup dried fruit, use what you like
Preheat overn to 225 degrees F.
In a small saucepan, combine the oil and syrup and heat, stirring, over low heat. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract.
In a large bow. toss together the oats, wheat germ, seeds, and nuts. Add the syrup mixture and stir to coat evenly. Spread the granola mixture out on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 90 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally while baking so it toasts evenly.
Transfer the warm toasted granola to a large bowl and stir in the dried fruits and let cool. Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for 2 weeks. It can be frozen for up to 2 months.
It is very tasty on plain yogurt.