5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup raw wheat germ
3 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dry milk
3/4 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup dried blueberries, chopped
Preheat the oven to 250 F. Lightly oil a large baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds,
walnuts and dry milk. Stir until well blended.
In a small saucepan, stir together the honey and oil over medium-low heat until
well blended. Don't let the mixture boil. Stir in the vanilla and almond
extracts. Add the warm honey mixture to the dry ingredients and stir quickly
until well combined.
Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every
20 minutes to ensure even browning. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and
let the granola cool completely, mix in the berries. Store in airtight
containers in the refrigerator. Makes about 9 cups.
MAKES 18 SERVINGS