Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
Nuts, oats and seeds are combined here in a honey glaze. For added sweetness, mix in chocolate-coated candy pieces. Great for instant energy! Warning: This can be realllllly addictive, but indulge all you like, because this is healthy too! This is from www.meals.com.
- 3 cups oats (I use rolled oats)
- 1 1⁄2 cups wheat bran or 1 1⁄2 cups oat bran
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup chopped pecans or 1 cup walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup sesame seeds
- 1⁄2 cup hulled sunflower seeds (I omit this and use 1 cup sesame seeds)
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1⁄2 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup chopped dried apricot (I omit this and use 1 cup raisins)
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, wheat bran, milk powder, pecans, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut and almonds.
- In a 2-cup measure, stir together honey and oil until blended; pour over dry ingredients.
- Using two spoons, toss and stir to combine well.
- Turn onto lightly greased baking sheets; spreading evenly.
- Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Immediately, turn into large bowl; stir in raisins and apricots.
- Cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
- You can also use this as muesli or granola and top with milk for breakfast.
Wow....very good. I did modify slightly: used 3/4 cup wheat bran, 1/4 cup powdered milk, 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup molasses, added 1/2 cup flax seeds and 1 cup All-Bran cereal as "Aunt Dawn" did. I baked this in two batches. The first I did put immediately in a bowl to cool, then added dried cranberries. The second batch I let cool on the pan and then added miniature chocolate chips...I actually preferred this, as it had to be broken apart and retained clusters and chunks, whereas the first batch was more like a granola cereal. Both were exceptionally good and will be a household staple I am sure.. so many ways you can adjust this to your personal tastes. thank you again!
This is NOT what I had in mind to make; this is more of a granola than a trail mix. However, I'd never tried making granola, and this was so easy, and fun to use my own ingredients. After making this, I wished I'd put flax in as well. I used all raisins instead of the apricots too. When I took it out of the oven, it seemed so crumbly that I added about 2/3c mini-choc chips. They melted and helped form bigger "clumps". They also added an additional sweetness that my family loved. It's worth it, I think, to get all the other good stuff into their tummies! Thanks for a yummy, healthy recipe.
Great recipe! My family want healthier snacks and this is a good one! I used roasted soy nuts instead of the almonds and all golden raisins instead of apricots. Also, I used All Bran cereal and sunflower seeds. Everyone loves it!