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Super Granola Recipe

Looking for an easy SUPER GRANOLA recipe? Learn how to make SUPER GRANOLA using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kosherbean

Makes 100 servings



the ultimate cereal of wonder. 1 serving is 1/2 a cup.

Recipe Ingredients for SUPER GRANOLA

15 cups rolled oats
5 c peanuts, crushed
5 c almonds, slivered
1 cup flax seed
1 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
3 cup flaked coconut
2 cup wheat germ
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
3 cup raisins
1 cup dried currants
2 cups banana chips, crushed
1 c Safflower oil
2 c maple syrup

Recipe Directions for SUPER GRANOLA

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position, and heat oven to 275 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13-inch metal pan with cooking spray, then set aside. Mix oats, wheat germ, salt and seeds --except dried fruit -- in a large bag. Bring syrup, oil, and water to a simmer in a saucepan over low heat. Drizzle over oat mixture, and stir to combine. Pour mixture onto prepared pan. Working a handful at a time, squeeze cereal to form small clumps. Bake for 30 minutes. Stir in dried fruit. Continue to bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes longer. Let cool. (Granola can be stored in an airtight tin for up to two weeks.

  2. Tips:

  3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT OATS: For the best results, reach for old-fashioned (not quick) oats, which will bake into crisp, golden granola. Cereal made with quick oats clusters better, but the texture is powdery, not crisp, and it tastes of raw starch.

  4. CREATE CLUSTERS: To help the cereal cluster, add a smidgen of water. In combination with the oil and liquid sweetener, the water mixes with the wheat germ to create a delicious mortar. Squeeze the cereal with your hands before baking to seal the bond and form small clumps.

  5. USE BOTH LIQUID AND DRY SWEETENERS: I prefer straight maple syrup, but try honey or a combination of honey and maple syrup, or maple syrup and molasses. Mix the brown sugar with the dry ingredients; it will sit on the cereal's surface to add color and flavor. You can reduce the sweetener slightly (omit the brown sugar), but you may need to increase the baking time to achieve the best color. If serving the granola with milk or over plain yogurt, remember that it needs to be sweet enough to carry the dairy, as well. And don't forget salt: Just a pinch brings out the cereal's flavors.

  6. BAKE AT A LOW TEMPERATURE: That helps the cereal to crisp up and brown thoroughly and evenly. Add the dried fruit partway through baking so it dries out just enough to keep the cereal from turning soggy.

  7. You also may need to increase cooking time. The key is to cook the granola until it is an impressive golden brown.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 50.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
204
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
4mg
0%
Potassium
245mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
7.9g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
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