Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fantastic Fresh Granola

 

Fantastic Fresh Granola

Wet ingredients~
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter (any kind will work)
1/4 cup corn syrup (I know it's more sugar, but this really helps to hold it together in clumps)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp maple extract
1/8 tsp salt
Dry ingredients~
3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 cup craisins (any dry fruit would work) chopped apricots would be yummy!
1/4 cup flax seeds (regular or golden)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2-3 tbsp sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a 13x9 in pan. In a large mixing bowl combine all the wet ingredients and stir well to combine. Add all the dry ingredients and stir well coating evenly. Pour into prepared pan and lightly press down. Bake at 300 for 40 minutes. Stir, and set oven to 350 degrees and bake 20 -30 minutes longer, stirring halfway through. It should be dark brown in color. Stir once more and then let rest till completely cooled. Break into pieces and store in gallon size ziploc bag. This gets eaten pretty quick at my house so I'm not quite sure how long it will keep. Delicious with yogurt or milk or just by itself! Enjoy!

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