There are no hard-and-fast rules for mixing ingredients, except for the fact that it’s better to add dried fruits after the granola is baked so they don’t turn to rocks.
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ cups dried fruit, such as raisins, chopped apricots, or dried cranberries
½ cup honey, golden syrup or maple syrup
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened wheat or corn flakes
½ cup toasted wheat germ
¼ cup chopped almonds
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. grated nutmeg
½ tsp. salt
½ cup thawed apple juice concentrate
- Preheat oven to 300 F degrees. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
- Place oats in a colander and sprinkle with enough cold water to dampen them. Transfer to medium mixing bowl. Add cereal flakes, wheat germ, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- In small bowl, combine juice, honey and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and stir until evenly coated.
- Spread granola mixture in prepared pans. Bake until golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes, turning every 10 minutes so that it browns evenly. Stir in fruit and bake 5 minutes more. Let cool and store in airtight container until ready to use.
Makes 6 cupsVegan