Cranberry Orange Granola

18 12 2007

I put that new oven to good use today.  I made a large batch of granola and instead of taking 3 hours to cook it all, I did it in half the time.  Here is the recipe.

                         Cranberry Orange Granola

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient — Preparation Method

——–  ————  ——————————–

  14         cups  Rolled oats

  3           cups  toasted wheat germ — (I toast raw in a 200 degree oven for about 30 minutes stirring once)

  2 1/2    cups  unsweetened coconut

  3/4       cup  almonds — coarsely chopped

  3/4      cup  raw cashews — coarsely chopped

  2          teaspoons  Lite salt

  1 1/2   cans  frozen apple juice concentrate

  1          cup  pitted dates

  1          cup  unsweetened applesauce

  4          teaspoons  vanilla

  1          teaspoon  orange extract

  1          cup  dried cranberries

Combine first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Combine all remaining ingredients EXCEPT cranberries in blender and liquefy.

Gradually stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.

Spread mixture thinly on four large cookie sheets and bake at 225 to 250 degrees F. for 1-1/2 hours, stirring every half hour.

Divide cranberries and sprinkle over each of the four cookie sheets during the last 10 minutes of baking.

Remove from oven and mix stir.  Allow to cool and store in airtight containers.

I wish there was a way to embed the smell online.  My whole house smells really good.




2 responses

19 12 2007

So glad to see a new post. I’ve been missing you and having atbquilting blog withdrawal. The granola recipe sounds very good, I’ve almost reached my limit on sweet stuff here during the holidays, and…………I think I can smell it.

15 03 2008

Thanks–will be trying this soon!

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