This nutty granola has just enough coconut in it to give it an exotic flair. Just add your favorite low-fat milk or milk alternative and power up with peaches and mango (or your other fruity favorites).
7 cups oats old-fashioned, rolled
1 cup pecans , chopped or pieces
1 cup walnuts , chopped or pieces
1 cup almonds , slivered
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup water
1 cup canola oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teapoon vanilla extract
Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss. Place water, oil, brown sugar, salt and vanilla in a small bowl and allow the sugar to dissolve. Pour over the dry mixture and toss gently with your hands until well coated. Spread on a cooking sheet and bake at 250 degrees until golden brown (usually 1.5 hours). Gently turn with a spatula to brown both sides. You may turn off the oven and leave the granola to dry out overnight. Store in a sealed container up to 2 months. Enjoy!
|Total time||1 hour 35 min|
|Cook||1 hour 30 min|
Serving Size:1/2 cup
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This granola would make for a fabulous Christmas gift. Just put in a pretty jar with a note explaining your favorite way to power it up.