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Homemade Granola Question

Tanya Apr 24, 2005 03:16 PM

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?

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    GG Mora Apr 24, 2005 05:47 PM

    Most likely.

    After months of experimentation making granola, I realized that the best thing to do is toast all your ingredients separately to each one's optimum level.

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    1. re: GG Mora
      Tanya Apr 24, 2005 05:54 PM

      Can you share your recipe?

      1. re: Tanya
        GG Mora Apr 24, 2005 10:08 PM

        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.

        1. re: GG Mora
          Tanya Apr 24, 2005 11:14 PM

          Isnt, it sticky when you combine or do you dry it out some other way?

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