Sunday, November 15, 2015
Ingredients: 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats 3/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 cup dried fruit (apricots, and any or all of cherries, cranberries, raisins, dates) added after granola has cooled. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Place baking rack in the center position and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the rolled oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and salt, set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the oil and maple syrup until combined and pour over the dry ingrdients. Toss mixture until dry ingrdients are fully coated with the oil/syrup mixture. Spread on cookie sheet and bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally to ensure even baking. Place on a wire rack to cool, breaking up any large clumps while it's still warm. Granola becomes cripier as it cools and air drys. Once cooled, mix in the dried fruit and place in an airtight container. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!