Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our Yummy Granola Recipe

This is the granola that my wife makes for us on a regular basis.  Many folks have asked me for the recipe, and I've forgotten who.  So, here it is for any who want to try it.

2 cups oats (quick oats are best)
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 TBS brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup extra ingredients*

1/4 cup maple syrup**
3 TBS flavorless oil
1 TBS water

dried fruit optional: dried cherries are particularly fabulous.

Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.  Simmer syrup, oil, water.Mix dry ingredients together.   Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Either mix in dried fruit or top with dried fruit.  Bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees F.

*You can use any combination of: any type of chopped nuts, flax seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, or chopped banana chips.
**Instead of maple syrup you can use honey or [our favorite] brown rice syrup.

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