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Can be stored in airtight container for few weeks in cool place (not refrigerated). Serve with milk or yoghurt. Delicious even on its own. This recipe for granola contains no added oil. The nuts and seeds contain monounsaturated oils which are good for the health and the grains contain added fibre. The well balanced sweetness of this granola is achieved with maple syrup but it is not overly sweet even with the optional dried fruits. The maple syrup can be reduced if coconut is added, either dry shredded or fresh toasted coconut (about 2/3 cup). Makes 12-16 servings.
½ cup maple syrup ½ cup water ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ¾ cups rolled oats 5 cups rye, millet or wheat flakes 8 ½ tablespoons wheat germ or bran ¾ cup hazelnuts, almonds or any other nuts 1 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sesame seeds ½ cup raisins or golden raisins 1/3 cup chopped dates or other dried fruits eg. figs/ apricots (optional)
1. Heat oven to 250F. Combine the maple syrup, hot water and vanilla extract.
2. Mix the grains, nuts, seeds in large mixing bowl. Stir in the maple syrup, water and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Spread out the mixture on a large and lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour, stirring three or four times to prevent it from burning. The granola is ready when it is lightly brown.
3. Mix in the dried fruit to the granola while it is still warm, breaking up the larger chunks. Leave to cool before storing the granola in airtight container.