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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

Served with yogurt and fresh berries.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50 to 60 minutes
Yield: 9 cups, approximately

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups quick oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup pecan pieces OR sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded coconut (optional, to taste)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark OR light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine old fashioned oats, quick oats, pecans, wheat germ, cinnamon and coconut, if desired, in a large bowl.
  3. Mix brown sugar and oil in a medium bowl; stir in corn syrup, water and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread evenly in 2 greased 13 x 9-inch baking pans OR 1 very large shallow roasting pan.
  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until golden.
  5. Stir in raisins if desired. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  6. VARIATION: For Shredded Wheat Granola, substitute 3 cups shredded wheat cereal for the old fashioned oats.