Granola

Granola

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax or millet seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, chopped apricots, figs, or raisins)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small saucepan combine butter, honey, maple syrup and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Be careful to watch this as it can boil over.

Combine all the dry ingredients except the fruit in a large bowl. Pour the hot liquid over them and mix thoroughly with a large spoon or spatula.

Lightly oil a baking pan with vegetable oil. Don’t use olive oil or butter. Olive oil will impart an “off” flavor and butter will burn. Spread the mixture in the pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, mixing it every few minutes to keep it from clumping. After 15 minutes, remove from the oven and stir in the fruit. Mix thoroughly and spread it across the baking pan again. Return to the oven for another 30 minutes, mixing it again about halfway through.

It should be golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool before storing it in an airtight container.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *