Mostly Oats Granola

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: December 29, 2012
Yield: 11 cups (2.7 L)
Time needed: 30 minutes

Now this is my kind of granola.  I love the emphasis on the rolled oats and the suggestion of adding dried cranberries.  Actually, I tried dried saskatoons.  They are very good, too.

 

Mostly Oats Granola

Mostly Oats Granola

Mostly Oats Granola
6 cups (1.5 L) rolled oats
1 cup (250 ml) shredded coconut
1 cup (250mil) raw wheat germ
¾ cup (175 ml) peanuts or other nuts
½ cup (125 ml) raw sunflower seeds
½ cup (125 mil) sesame seeds (optional)
½ cup (125 ml) honey
1/3 cup (75 ml) oil
1/3 cup (75 ml) water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup (250 ml) raisins or dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 325oF (160oC)
Combine oats with other dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine honey, oil, water and vanilla.
Pour over oats mixture and stir well, making sure all dry ingredients are moistened.
Spread in a thin layer on a baking sheet.
Bake 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and stir.
Bake another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and stir.
Bake another 3-5 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Add raisins or cranberries.
Store in an airtight container.

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