ok so this granola is really good. i don’t know why all granola doesn’t just taste like this, i’ve making the same one for the last 10 years and it has never let me down.
i doubled this to make an enormous batch because i can’t cook small things, and quite frankly it’s a lot of work/time so you may as well have extra. i cook it for a long time at a low heat so you need to have a bit of time for this.
NUTS SEEDS AND GRAINS
3 c. rolled oats
1 c. pepitas
1 /2 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1 c. whole almonds
1. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. whole pecans
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. ground flax
1 c. coconut ribbons (unsweetened)
1/2 c. vegetable oil (i used canola)
1/2 c. honey, agave or maple syrup
sprinkle of salt
1 c. dried apple rings, chopped
1 c.dried blueberries
1 c.dried apricots, chopped
(you can use any dried fruit you like, i often use dried cranberries or 1/2 c. crystallized ginger chopped fine. the fruits above are my #1 choice though)
Mix all dry ingredients (except for fruit and salt), then mix oil and honey together. pour the wet mixture over the dry and stir until very well coated. spread in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet (or two) and sprinkle lightly with salt. bake in a 250 degree oven for 45 minutes turn pan and stir every 15.
At the 35 minute mark add half of your dried fruit to the mix and stir well, continue baking but keep an eye. the granola just be turning slightly golden, and the fruit not drying out or burning. (depending on your oven and how thick the granola is it could take an extra 10 minutes, but check frequently for the last bit, it can turn from almost brown to burnt faster than you think).
remove from oven, add remaining fruit and let cool.