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Granola

If you have received our newsletter in recent weeks, you may read about how milk has taken over our refrigerator and in an effort to use up said milk, I have been making yogurt and other dairy delights.  In a similar fashion to the "if you give a mouse a cookie..."  thought pattern, I have concluded that if Mama B makes yogurt, Mama B is also going to want granola to go with it.  So, below is an easy recipe for granola; as with all recipes, the beauty is that you can adjust the dried fruit(s), nuts, spices, etc. to your liking and it will still turn out great! 

Ingredients
  • 3 c oats
  • 1 c shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c wheat germ
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ( ~1/2 tsp nutmeg would also be good)
  • ~1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 2/3 c real maple syrup
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • Egg white, from 1 egg
  • 1 c dried fruit (I used cranberries, since that is what I had on-hand)
Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300F.  Spray a large, rimmed baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients, mixing together with a rubber spatula.  Once combined, stir in the olive oil and maple syrup, again mixing gently with the rubber spatula. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy, then mix into the granola mixture. 
  4. Spread in an even layer onto the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour, or until dried.  At the half-way point, I check the mixture and gently turn over with a spatula (trying to keep the clusters together as best as possible).  Once done, place the pan on a cooling rack.  Sprinkle in the dried fruit and enjoy. 

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