A Grand Granola from At Cumberland Falls Bed & Breakfast Inn

Whole grains, fiber, fruit, crunch and delectable join in glorious concert . Suitable (if you leave out the honey) for a special and very appreciated home-made give away for vegan/vegetarian friends.

Course(s):

Servings:

4 servings

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

60 minutes

Ingredients:

•  5 cups old fashioned oats
•  1/4 cup sunflower seeds
•  2 tbsp flax seed
•  1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
•  1/4 cup brown sugar
•  1/2 cup honey
•  1 tbsp vanilla
•  1/2 cup craisins
•  1/2 cup raisins
•  1/2 cup apricots
•  1/2 cup wheat germ
•  2 tbsp sesame seeds
•  1/2 cup coconut (toasted)
•  1/2 cup chopped walnuts (med)
•  1/2 cup chopped pecans (med)
•  1/2 cup vegetable oil (or canola)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry fruit in a bowl, cover with water microwaving on high for 1 minute. Let stand for 5 mins and drain.

  2. Stir all dry ingredients together in another bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix honey, oil, vanilla and then pour this solution over the dried ingredients. Mix this well allowing it to stand for a few minutes once mixed.

  4. Grease a shallow large baking pan (not cookie sheet as you have to turn this mixture repeatedly) and spread the mixture out on the baking pan. Bake for 9 mins. Pull from the oven and stir and turn the granola. Return to the oven for 9 mins. Remove the pan, stir granola again very well. Add the fruit. Mix in the fruit returning to the oven for 9 mins. Remove your granola pan from the over and turn the oven off.

  5. Cool granola on counter for 30 mins. Return to cool oven and let stand stirring occasionally until crisp. This can be made in very large batches. I have multiplied the recipe by 5 when I was giving the granola away as gifts.

Recipe Notes:

This granola can be eaten as such a yummy cereal, topping for fruit or ice cream, stirred in sugar cookies for an added ingredient and we often use it as part of a fruit parfait. It is an always appreciated guest give away or gift for a treasured friend. *Perfect for vegans with the simple elimination of the honey.

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