Whole Grain Granola

(10 servings)

  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup millet
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup raw almonds or hazelnuts - coarsely chopped
  • 1 cups dried cherries or raisins or other dried fruit
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, millet, oat bran, wheat germ, brown sugar and cinnamon.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the apple juice, maple syrup, brown rice syrup vanilla and canola oil.

Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and mix until well-combined. Fold in nuts. Mixture should be a little clumpy.

Spread mixture evenly over a very large parchment-lined large baking sheet (or two medium-sized baking sheets).

Bake for 45 minutes to an hour - stirring every 15 minute - until granola is just golden brown. Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit.

Store granola in an airtight container for up to a week.

This is a healthy granola that can be easily modified to fit your tastes and the ingredients you have available.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Angela for this recipe.

Recipe number 2767. Submitted 2/23/2010.