To Kitchen Sink Granola

Sometimes I can be indecisive and when that happens, I end up making things like kitchen sink granola. Pretty much anything I thought would taste good in granola and that I had ended up in this granola. Therefore, replicating this may be hard, but the great thing about granola is as long as your proportions are there, you can add whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit that you want.

So here goes the recipe for my new favorite granola (:

Ingredients:

Dry Mixture:

5 cups old fashioned oats

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

dash of salt

Wet Mixture:

2/3 cup natural unsweetened apple sauce (or baby food)

1/4 heaping cup honey

1/4 heaping cup natural maple syrup

1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp. oil

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Nuts/Seeds:

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup hemp seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup flax seed

1/2 cup almond, chopped

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Dried Fruit:

1/2 cup dates, chopped

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup currants

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300, line two baking sheets (preferably with a lip) with foil or baking parchment

Mix the dry mixture, mix the wet mixture, mix the two together and spread onto the prepared baking sheets

Bake for 20 minutes, pull use a spatula to flip the granola.

Add the nut mixture and bake for another 20 minutes

Pull mix around and bake for another 20 minutes, or until it is a darker golden brown (the maple syrup makes it darker than normal granola) and has a nice crunch to it!

Remove for the last time, mix in the dried fruit mixture and let cool.

Then prepare yourself a nice bowl of berries, soy and granola! yum.

Store in airtight container.

Cheers

n