Christmas Granola


Today is the last new recipe for my Gifts from the Kitchen week.  However, tomorrow I have a round up of other ideas from my archives.  There is a lot of good choices if you are still looking for one. We are finishing of the new recipes for this year with a simple granola recipe that includes those flavors you find at this time of year – molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and craberries.  It really is a Christmas granola!

I have also been running a giveaway a day so be sure to enter today’s giveaway!



Christmas Granola
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (or you could do sunflower seeds)
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 cups Craisins
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp allspice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, sesame seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, coconut and craisins.
  3. In a sauce pan, combine the oil, molasses, honey, brown sugar, and salt. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Then add the vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to the oil mixture until well combined.
  5. Add the oil mixture to the dry out mixture and stir together until evenly coated.
  6. Spread mixture out over a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan. Cook at 275 for 45 minutes carefully giving it a stir every 15 minutes.
  7. Increase the heat to 325 and bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Give it a stir and let it cool. Stir it after it has had a little time to cool. I find that this helps from ending up with a big clump of granola. Just stir it ocassionally as it cools.

Recipe adapted from Food of Love.

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