Recipe by A Messy Cook
Aw man…this stuff is so good! You gotta try it! Full of sweet, crunchy, wholesome flavor. I love eating it for breakfast with milk and fresh fruit. And it’s also great with yogurt, ice cream, sprinkled on muffins, pancakes, cobblers. I’ve made an awful lot of granola in my time, and this is one of the best combos I have ever come up with. You can add dried fruit if you want, too, but I prefer to just make it plain and add fruit as I use it. What I love about this method is that you mix everything in the dish, rather than messing with a bunch of saucepans and bowls. Super simple and flexible, and soooo yummy!
Top Review by Lynne the Pirate Queen
Very simple, and very good... I scaled the recipe down to make 3 servings since I didn't have enough of all the ingredients and it was just me eating it anyway. I also replaced the wheat germ with flaxseeds, due to dietary preferences. It worked out fine, but I think I should have reduced the baking time for such a small batch; it came out tasting a little burned, although it was fine in appearance. I will experiment with the cook time, because this is so easy and good that is is worth trying again. Thanks for sharing!
- 6 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground saigon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2⁄3 cup pure maple syrup (or less)
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon maple extract