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Vermont Maple Granola

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And you thought store-bought granola was tasty? Wait'll you try your own fresh, homemade version!

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15 cups

Ingredients

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  • 7 cups rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced or broken up
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped or broken up
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, raw or toasted
  • 1/2 cup Baker's Special Dry Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • additional dried fruit/nuts as desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, wheat germ, nuts, seeds, and milk powder. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the salt, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the syrup mixture over the dry mixture in the bowl, stirring and tossing until everything is very well combined.
  5. Spread granola on a couple of large, lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 2 hours, tossing and stirring mixture every 15 minutes or so.
  6. Remove the pans from the oven and cool completely.
  7. Transfer the granola to a large bowl, and mix in raisins and additional dried fruit, as desired.