Early-Morning Granola

Stock your pantry with this easy-to-make recipe. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a month.

Yield:

Makes 6 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes
Cool: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

3 cups uncooked regular oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped dried apples
Yogurt (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stirring well.

2. Cook honey and next 3 ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in oat mixture.

3. Spread mixture in a lightly greased, aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden, stirring every 5 minutes. Invert onto wax paper; let cool 30 minutes. Stir in dried fruits. Serve with yogurt, if desired.

Note:

Stacie Standifer, Murfreesboro, Tennessee,

November 2006