Homemade Granola Question
If the toasted wheat germ is mixed into the oat mixture BEFORE the granola is baked, will it burn the already toasted wheat germ and spoil my granola mixture?
Well, it's rather vague...one of those handful-of-this, handful-of-that propositions. And I make rather large batches. With those caveats:
12 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 cup large flakes coconut, unsweetened
1 cup raw almonds, chopped
1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 cups mixed dried fruit (I like a blend of dried cherries and raisins)
1 - 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
salt to taste
In a 350°F oven, toast the first four ingredients separately until each is golden and fragrant (I spread them on sheet pans and stir occasionally during toasting). The oats require toasting in 4 batches.
Put the butter and syrup in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until the butter is melted. Stir to combine.
In a VERY LARGE bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended.
Like most granola, this is fairly fatty, but I only eat 1/4 - 1/2 c. per day for breakfast.