Friday, September 19, 2008

Hippie Mom's Granola

(from Slashfood)

2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup peanuts or toasted almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ (optional)
scant 1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried fruit (e.g. dried apricots, craisins, dried apple)

Mix the nuts and grains in a large bowl. Measure oil into the measuring cup and swirl it around before pouring into bowl. Then measure out the honey in the same cup. (The oil will help the honey exit the cup.) Toss everything together until evenly coated and then pour out into a large roasting pan or a cookie sheet with a lip.
Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes, until everything is an even golden brown.
When it is finished cooking, return the baked granola to the mixing bowl, add the raisins and fruit and stir to combine. Stir gently several times as it cools (every 10 mins or so), so that it doesn't clump together too much. Enjoy!

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