In light of all the GMO press these days, not having time to read it all, and wanting to weed my kids of box cereal anyways because of the expense (We can eat an entire family sized box nicely at one breakfast.), I am trying out granola recipes for those days when they just do not want to eat a bowl of oatmeal.
Sunflower Granola is going to be our first trial. I'll update the post when the family gives their final verdict.
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 cup dried fruit of choice: blueberries, cherries, sliced apricots, etc.
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped cashews
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sunflower oil (I used extra-virgin olive oil)
Preheat oven to 325F. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake 10 more minutes. Stir again and bake 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to a month.