Oat And Nut Granola With Sunflower Seeds
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup golden brown sugar - (packed)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup dry nonfat milk powder
- 1/4 cup shelled unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon maple extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Combine old-fashioned oats, flour, golden brown sugar, almonds, walnuts, milk powder, sunflower seeds and salt in 13- by 9- by 2-inch metal baking pan. Whisk vegetable oil, 1/2 cup water, honey, vanilla extract and maple extract in medium bowl to blend. Add to dry ingredients in pan and stir to coat well.
Bake until granola is golden and crunchy, stirring frequently, about 45 minutes. Cool completely. (Granola can be prepared up to 2 weeks ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.)
This recipe yields about 4 cups.
This crunchy granola has a touch of sweetness from honey and brown sugar. It makes a great breakfast served with milk, or a good snack eaten plain. Note that it can be made up to two weeks ahead.