Cinnamon Vanilla Granola
Served with yogurt and fresh berries.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50 to 60 minutes
Yield: 9 cups, approximately
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)
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Combine old fashioned oats, quick oats, pecans, wheat germ, cinnamon and coconut, if desired, in a large bowl.
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.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until golden.
Stir in raisins if desired. Cool in pan on wire rack.
VARIATION: For Shredded Wheat Granola, substitute 3 cups shredded wheat cereal for the old fashioned oats.