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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

The Goods
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans OR sliced almonds OR sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, raisins OR other dried fruit

Delicious as a snack, sprinkled over fresh fruit or yogurt.  Or use as an easy topping for a fruit crisp.

Yield:
2 quarts
Prep Time:
10 min
Bake Time:
60 minutes
Total Time:
1 h 10 min
Make Good is Easy

Combine old fashioned oats, quick oats, pecans and wheat germ in a large bowl. Combine maple syrup, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture evenly on greased baking sheet. 

Bake at 300°F for 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until oats are toasted.

Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit.  Cool in pan on wire rack.  Store in airtight container.

Serving suggestion:  To make yogurt parfaits, layer 6 ounces vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen fruit and 1/4 cup granola.

Enjoy!

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