Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I arrived at this by trial & error, picking my favorite parts from many existing granola recipes and adding stuff on my own. This will fill your belly & clear out your arteries.(chant with me: fiber..fiber...fiber...) Feel free to use different nuts and/or dried fruit. But the crytallized ginger really makes it special. ;) This recipe makes a LOT - good for a crowd but it also keeps for a long time in an airtight container (or 2). This is wicked tasty. (said in my best Maine accent, lol) Enjoy!
- 15 cups old fahioned oats (the BIG container)
- 1⁄2 cup oat bran
- 1⁄2 cup wheat bran
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 cup almonds (slices or slivers)
- 1 cup pecans, broken up
- 1⁄4 cup ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons nutmeg
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1⁄2 cup vanilla
- 2 cups dried cherries
- 2 cups chopped crystallized ginger
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Combine in a very large roasting pan the oats through nutmeg. Drizzle oil, honey, maple syrup & vanilla over all & stir well to combine.
- Bake for 1 - 1.5 hrs, stirring every 20 minutes until it looks dry-ish & toasty.
- When cooled, stir in fruit.
This is a nice flavourful granola that pairs well with yogurt. It is crunchy and makes large cluster, which I love.
The taste is cinnamony and wintery, makes me think of Christmas with the ginger added in. Definitely not your usual granola, but a nice change of pace.
I scaled the recipe down quite a bit as its only my sis and me (to 5 servings) and it still made a big box full.
I made some changes due to what I had on hand: I left out the syrup using only honey (only the amount mentioned for it, not the syrup amount as well) and instead of pecans I used almonds. Also I didnt have the time to dry it at the low temp, so I baked it at 350°C for about 30 minutes, which worked out nicely.
All in all a nice little recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Elmotoo!
Made and reviewed for Aussie/Nz Recipe Swap #53 and the Lovin from the Oven Event in the Photo Forum June 2011.
Nice granola. I cut the ingredients in half and then in half again (1/4 perhaps LOL) which resulted in roughly 20 oz of granola. I left out the cherries, but added dried blueberries and golden raisins. I cooked mine in the crockpot (on low with the lid cracked a bit for 3 hours) which was easy and didn't heat up the house. We do prefer our granola a bit sweeter, but definitely a nice granola! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap. THANKS!
Followed your recipe right on down (although I did use 2 very rounded cups of dried cherries!) & you've definitely got A WINNER OF A RECIPE! Great for munching, but also very nice as a topping on puddings, ice cream & hot oatmeal (Am sure I'll find other things, as well!)! Absolutely keeping this recipe around! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #21]