Here’s our second winner! Granola with oats, coconut, Grape-Nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and nuts. Delicious as a snack or a satisfying breakfast when topped with yogurt and berries. This recipe was given to me by my dear friend & fellow dietitian, Jane. Here it is:
6 cups oatmeal
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
3/4 cup nuts (almonds/pecans/cashews)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup cooking oil (I prefer canola)
1/3 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried fruit (we use Craisins)
Combine the first 5 ingredients. Combine other ingredients (except dried fruit). Pour over cereal mixture. Mix to coat well. Spread onto 2 greased baking sheets and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir every 10-15 minutes. Cool. Add dried fruit. Store in air tight container. Makes 11 cups.
The smells in your kitchen while the granola is cooking will easily attract your entire family from all corners of your house!!