2 c. wheat flakes

2 c. rye flakes

1 c. barley flakes

3 c. oat flakes

1 c. best 'o' wheat

1 c. flaked nuts

1/2 c. sesame seeds

2 c. chopped dried fruit

1/2 c. water

1/2 c. oil

1 small can of thawed frozen fruit juice concentrate, or half regular can

2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 tsp. salt

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Blend liquids & drizzle over the cereals, mixing well.

Spread in shallow pan & bake 325* until golden, stirring as needed. Store in covered container.

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I've got to try this.  Thanks for posting. 

Any idea how long this will stay fresh in a sealed container?

Thanks, that's good to know.  To be honest, I know it absolutely won't be sitting around my apartment for three months.  I have a sweet tooth.

What about adding sunflower seeds?  I love them in practically everything...including right out of the bag.  Or right out of the flower head, IF the birds don't get to them first.

PS: I forgot to mention that the words "My Granola" remind me of an old song "My Sharona," by The Knack...I think they were one-hit-wonders in 1979.

Anybody feel like writing some new lyrics?  I'm having brain pharts this morning.  (Weird Al Yankovic parodied it as "My Bologna...I think I like GRANOLA better.)

The year was 1979,

I know this is the food group, but here is one more by The Knack which was a big hit as well.

I remember this song

Sounds yummy - I will try it out.

Here's my granola

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup slivered or sliced almonds
1 cup roasted cashews
1/2 cup +1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup (use the real stuff - accept no substitutes)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups mixed dried fruit of choice (I use 1 cup golden raisins, 1/2 cup cherries, and 1/2 cup blueberries)

Preheat oven to 250 F.

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk the next 4 ingredients till thoroughly combined in another bowl, then add to the dry ingredients. Take a large spoon and thoroughly combine everything. Divide the mixture between two large sheet pans, and put in the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Every 20 minutes, stir the contents rotating the pans each time you stir. After 1 hour and 20 minutes, take out of oven and let cool (this takes about 15 minutes). Add the dried fruit, mix, and chow down.

Can I leave out the coconut?  Maybe substitute sunflower seeds?  And after stirring a couple of times, can the fruit be added, and the whole works pressed flat so that it can be cut into bars when cooled?

As to leaving out the coconut, sure. As to adding the dried fruit during the cooking process, I would strongly advise against it. You're not going to make bars out of this stuff. This is more cereal like than bars. I do have a recipe for cereal bars, but this one isn't it. Sunflowers seeds. I'd go for it. 



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