Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Granola

8 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups wheat bran
1 1/2 cups oat bran
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup flax seed (opt)
1 cup chopped walnuts (opt)
2/3-3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Bring to a boil: oil, sugar, syrup, honey and spices. Meanwhile mix together in large bowl: oats, bran, seeds and nuts. Pour sugar mixture over the oat mixture and combine well. Put in two 9x13 pans and put in oven for 25 minutes. Stir. Put back in oven for about 20 more minutes, then remove. As the granola cools it will harden. If you don't like "clumps" in your granola, stir it as it cools.

Serve with yogurt and fruits for an excellent source of protein, calcium and fiber, and other vitamins and minerals.

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