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Toasted Granola

 Toasted Granola
Susan Lajeunesse's family of Colchester, Vermont likes this granola in so many ways. She writes, “We sprinkle it over yogurt and ice cream, we eat it with milk like cereal, and we love to just eat it right from the container!”
23 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring brown sugar and water to a boil. Cook and
  • stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a
  • large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, flour and salt. Stir oil
  • and vanilla into sugar mixture; pour over oat mixture and toss to
  • coat.
  • Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at
  • 250° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until dry and lightly browned,
  • stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in
  • an airtight container. Yield: 11-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 307 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.