September 28, 2010

Double Berry & Almond Granola

What are you going to do with all those blueberries from the summer?  Have you dried any of them?  Would you like to use some of them to make a delicious homemade granola?  That's what I did (ok, I didn't dry my own blueberries, I bought them at Costco. That's about the same, right?)...This granola is not going to save you a ton of money, but it will knock your socks off.  I've already had it twice today.  Once with milk, and once as a parfait with some vanilla yogurt.  Three times, if you count the snacking I did in between.  The vanilla flavor, along with the nuts and dried fruit make it a killer combo.
8 c. oats
2 c. chopped almonds
1 c. wheat germ
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. craisins
1/2 c. dried blueberries
3/4 c. canola oil
1 c. honey
1 tsp. butter extract
3 Tbsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 300-degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a saucepan combine oil, honey, butter extract and vanilla and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute then pour over oat mixture. Mix until all ingredients are moistened. Divide and spread mixture over 2 large cookie sheets and bake at 300-degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave on pans overnight (cover with a towel). Break up granola and store in plastic containers.

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