Sunday, November 4, 2007

Maple Walnut Granola

Maple-Walnut Granola

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup rice bran
1 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried currants
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup organic grapeseed or walnut oil
3/4 cup maple syrup

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, rice bran, seeds, dried fruit, nuts and vanilla. Add the oil and maple syrup and mix well until mixture is evenly moistened. Mixture should be crumbly and sticky. Spread mixture on a lightly oiled cookie tray and bake for 90 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes for even toasting. Mixture should be golden brown and dry. Cool thoroughly and store in an airtight glass container.

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