Recipe by Redsie
From Eating Well.
Top Review by Crunchy Numbers
I was going to post this recipe but found that it was already here. This is a delicious homemade granola! I usually make a half batch at a time to enjoy it really fresh. It's yummy with sliced fresh strawberries on top. I usually follow the recipe exactly but today I am substituting some coconut flakes instead of the wheat germ, stirring it in about halfway through the baking time so it won't burn. I have found that if you use a dark colored baking sheet the ganola browns much faster, so keep an eye on it. Also, orange flavored dried cranberries are extra good in this. I buy them at Trader Joe's.
- 2⁄3 cup frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate
- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
- 1⁄3 cup almond oil
- 1⁄4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 cup whole almond
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup dried cranberries
Directions See How It's Made
- Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven; preheat to 325°F Coat 2 large baking sheets with sides with cooking spray.
- Whisk apple juice concentrate, maple syrup, oil and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon and salt.
- Mix oats, wheat germ, almonds and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Stir in the juice mixture; toss to coat. Spread the granola evenly on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake the granola for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice. Reverse sheets top to bottom and back to front. Continue baking until lightly browned and aromatic, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes more. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks; stir 1/2 cup dried cranberries into the granola on each sheet. Let cool completely.