Grrrrreat!

There’s nothing like home made granola made with exactly what you want.  Every time I make granola, it’s a little different depending on my mood.  But with oats as the base and maple syrup as the glue, it never goes wrong.

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  • 3 cups whole oats
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ

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  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup peanut bits
  • 3/4 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup datesRed heart…plus some more sprinkled on for good luck

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  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Splashes of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • palmful cinnamon…plus a lot sprinkled on just before baking

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Mix dry, mix wet, and then combine them all .

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Bake at ~300 degrees for 45 minutes.

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Toss.  Continue baking and checking until crunch chewy goodness results.

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If you don’t like dates, any other dried fruit works just as well.  This was the first time I used dates and they caramelized around the crunchies.  Granola bliss.

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What’s a must have in your granola?

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