Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day 76 Cranberry Almond Granola

Cranberry Almond Granola

2/3 Cup Frozen Unsweetened Apple Juice Concentrate
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Ground cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
5 Cups Rolled Oats
1 Cup Wheat Germ
1 Cup Whole Almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Dried Cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 325 F.  Coat 2 large baking sheets with oil.
Granola liquid

2.  Whisk apple juice, syrup, oil and brown sugar in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add cinnamon and salt.
Dry ingredients

3.  Mix oats, wheat germ, almonds, sunflower seeds and cranberries in a large bowl.  Stir in juice mixture, toss to coat.  Spread the granola evenly on the prepared baking sheets.
Cooked granola

4.  Bake the granola for 15 minutes, stirring once.  If the baking sheets are on differently racks in the oven, switch positions.  Bake another 15 minutes.  Let cool completely before storing.

Goes well with strawberries and yogurt.

Soundtrack Black Stone Cherry - Magic Mountain

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