- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 cup nuts (I used raw pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds)
- 1 cup dried fruit (I omit this because I put fresh fruit in the yogurt but dried blueberries are a really good choice)
- 1/2 cup butter (Or apple juice for low fat – I like to do half butter and half juice)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (Other spices such as nutmeg, all spice and cloves can be added)
Combine all dry ingredients except dried fruit in a bowl.
Heat oil, honey vanilla and the cinnamon in a saucepan until the mixture thins.
Sprinkle heated wet ingredients over dry mixture and mix until everything is lightly coated.
Pour onto a baking sheet/jelly roll pan.
Bake at 350 degrees until everything is toasted to your desire. I put the timer on for 8 minutes & stir, then another 8 minutes & stir, and then about 5-6 minutes longer and take it out. My oven cooks things faster though. The granola will be a little toasty.
Add dried fruit once granola has cooled.
This makes a large Ziploc container full. I use about a fourth of a cup on my yogurt each morning. Just FYI – a cup of 0% greek yogurt, fresh fruit, granola and a tablespoon of honey is about 320 calories. I’m full for the whole morning.