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Early-Morning Granola

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Bake time 25 mins
Cool time 30 mins
Yield Makes 6 cups
Stock your pantry with this easy-to-make recipe. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a month.

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)

How to Make It

  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.