Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 cup vegetable oil, like soy, peanut , or corn

  2. 2/3 cup dark amber maple syrup , grade A or B

  3. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  4. 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

  5. 1/4 cup sesame seeds

  6. 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  7. 3 1/2 cups rolled oats

  8. 1/2 cup green pumpkin seeds ( pepitas )

  9. 1/2 cup cashews, coarsely chopped

  10. 1/2 cup whole almonds, coarsely chopped

  11. 1 cup mixed dried fruit , such as currants, diced pears, dice apricots, cranberries, raisins, blueberries, or chopped dates Copyright

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Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. In a small saucepan , combine the oil and syrup and heat, stirring, over low heat. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract . In a large bowl, toss together the wheat germ, sesame seeds, coconut , oats, pumpkin seeds, cashews, and almonds. Add the syrup mixture and stir to coat evenly. Spread the granola mixture out on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about an 1 hour and 30 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally while baking so it toasts evenly. Transfer the warm toasted granola to a large bowl and stir in the dried fruits and let cool. Store in a tightly sealed container a room temperature for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 2 months.


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