Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Walnut-Apricot Granola

We've been using a lot of cereal lately, mostly in cereal bars and for snacks. But for breakfasts, I prefer if we're going to eat cereal (instead of the baked potatoes I've been obsessed with the last few days) for it to be something that's not full of preservatives and such. Otherwise it doesn't actually seem like breakfast so much as dessert. Here's the granola I made as an alternative. Hope you enjoy!

4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup each: wheat germ, bran
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup each: vegetable oil, honey
1 cup chopped dried apricots

Heat oven to 250F. Mix together the oats, germ, bran, walnuts and salt. Whisk together the honey and vegetable oil, then pour it into the oat mixture and stir until well incorporated. Put on a sheet pan and put in the oven. Give it an hour and a half in the oven, but stir it every 15 or so minutes so it doesn't burn. Once you take it out of the oven, let it cool a bit then add the apricots. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Makes about 6 or 7 cups.

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