How to Cook The Best Granola

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Granola You can make Granola using 22 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you make that.

Ingredients of Granola

  1. It’s of "dry ingredients".
  2. You need 7 cups of old fashioned oats.
  3. You need 1 cup of wheat bran.
  4. You need 1 cup of flax meal.
  5. You need of "flavorings".
  6. Prepare 1/4 cup of canola, coconut or olive oil.
  7. You need 1/4 cup of applesauce.
  8. It’s 1/2 cup of brown or raw sugar.
  9. Prepare 1/2 cup of honey or agave.
  10. Prepare 1/2 cup of water.
  11. Prepare 2 teaspoons of turmeric.
  12. It’s 1 tablespoon of vanilla, maple or almond extract.
  13. You need 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  14. It’s 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg.
  15. You need 1 teaspoon of salt.
  16. Prepare of "nuts, seeds & fruits".
  17. Prepare 1 cup of broken walnuts.
  18. It’s 1 cup of broken pecans.
  19. You need 1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds.
  20. Prepare 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds.
  21. Prepare 1 cup of chopped dates.
  22. It’s 1 cup of raisins or dried cranberries.

Granola step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 275° F or 135° C.
  2. Mix oats, bran & flax in a large roasting pan..
  3. Whisk the "flavorings" together and then drizzle over the oat mixture. Stir until evenly moist..
  4. Bake for 1-1/2 hours — stirring every 15 minutes..
  5. After the third stirring, add the "nuts, seeds & fruits"..
  6. Bake for an additional 15 minutes..
  7. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container..
  8. NOTE: I have experimented with the balance and quantities of the fats and sugars. As I reduced the fat, the texture went from crunchy to chewy. I did not have success with less than 1/4 cup of fat. I have also sometimes replaced the more processed sugars with unsweetened frozen juice concentrate..
  9. Serving size – 1/4 cup.

recipe by JoAnn Morford @cookpad