Crunchy Granola

Recipe by Summerlea
READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 3
    tablespoons wheat germ (oat bran, etc)
  • 12
    cup chopped almonds (substitute as desired)
  • 12
    cup chopped pecans
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
  • 14
    cup honey (maple syrup or corn syrup also work)
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    egg white (2-3T in volume)
  • 1
    cup dried fruit (berries, raisins, chopped apricots, etc)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 300°F.
  • Mix oats, flax, wheat germ, almonds, pecans, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl. Wisk to combine the oil, honey and egg white, then pour over the oat mixture. Stir well until ingredients are evenly coated. It may seem too dry but keep stirring.
  • Spray oil on a jelly roll pan and add the granola mixture. Bake 20-30 minutes, until the edges are browned and it smells toasty. To make clumps don't stir during baking. Cool and allow the granola to harden. Break into smaller pieces and add the fruit. Store airtight for two weeks.
  • The dried fruit may hydrate the granola so it loses some of its crunch. If so just pop it back in a 300F oven for about 10 minutes.