Recipe by Sydney Mike
This recipe makes up a delicious breakfast treat or even a nice-tasting munchie. It comes from the Famous Brand Name Recipes cookbook 'WHOLE-WHEAT COOKING.' Preparation time DOES NOT INCLUDE the time needed in Step 9 to "cool completely in pan..."
Top Review by kiwidutch
I adore dried fruit and rolled oats and whole grain cereal flakes so was very surprised that I liked this recipe so much less than your other posted granola recipe (that I have tried and loved). Personal preference IS everything as other reviwers loved this a lot ~, so DO try this for yourself... but for me at least I * think* that the combination of dates and dried cranberries was the sticking point, two very different flavours that I just didn't love together in the end. Never mind, you can't win 'em all and for me I now know that I can go back to your other granola recipe that *was* a hit for me. Please see my Rating system: it was good to have tried. Thanks!
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
- 1 cup sliced almonds, unblanched
- 1 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 cups whole wheat flakes cereal (or whole-grain cereal flakes)
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup pitted dates, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Spread oats & almonds in single layer in 13"x9" baking pan.
- Stirring frequently, bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Remove from oven & set aside.
- In large bowl, combine honey, butter, wheat germ & cinnamon until well blended.
- Add oats & almonds, tossing to coat completely.
- Spread mixture in single layer in baking pan.
- Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven & cool completely in pan on wire rack.
- Break mixture into small chunks.
- In large bowl, combine oat chunks, wheat cereal, raisins, cranberries & dates.
- Serve with yogurt or milk, if desired.
- Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.