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Crunchy Granola Recipe

Crunchy Granola Recipe

This crisp, lightly sweet mixture is great just eaten out of hand or as an ice cream topping. My husband and I grow wheat, barley and canola.—Lorna Jacobsen, Arrowwood, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup salted sunflower kernels
  • 2 cups raisins

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, oil and brown sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, sesame seeds and sunflower kernels. Add honey mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread onto two ungreased baking pans.
  • 3. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in raisins. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 10 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 1,148 calories, 57 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 158 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 22 g protein.