Popcorn Granola

(8 servings)

  • 2 cups uncooked oats (quick or old fashioned)
  • 2 cups wheat germ
  • 2 cups medium-ground popped popcorn (about 3 1/2 cups before its ground)
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, blend together peanut butter, canola oil, vanilla, honey, brown sugar and salt. Set aside.

In a large (at least 4-inch deep) baking pan, mix together oats, wheat germ, ground popcorn, sesame seeds and coconut. Add peanut-butter mixture to this. Stir all to coat. With a spatula, press down on mixture to make sure the ingredients lay fairly even in the pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes. Let cool, before serving or storing.

This stores well for weeks in an air-tight container.

Makes slightly over 2 quarts.

Popcorn for breakfast? It works for our family. And that's no poppycock.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Britney for this recipe.

Recipe number 1091. Submitted 10/5/2003.