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Breakfast Granola   

Ingredients 

8 cups rolled oats
1 ½ cups wheat germ
1 ½ cups oat bran
1 cup unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
1 cup finely chopped almonds, unsalted
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
¾ cups honey
1 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups dried fruit such as raisin, dried cranberries, etc.


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, oat bran, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, and walnuts. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a boil then pour over dry ingredients and stir to coat. Spread mixture out evenly on baking sheets.
  3. Bake 20 minutes , or until toasted. Stir once halfway through. Cool.
  4. Stir in dried fruit before storing in airtight container.

Makes 30 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving  
Calories  368
Total Fat  19.8 grams
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 45 grams
Dietary Fiber 6 grams
Sodium 122 mg

Recipe contributed by Dean Dietitian Shirley Shelley, MS, RD, CD.