*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                           Nutritious Granola Mix
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 20   Preparation Time :0:40
 Categories    : Fruits                           Snacks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          rolled oats
      1/2  cup           rye flakes -- * see note
      1/2  cup           wheat flakes -- * see note
      3/4  cup           wheat germ
    1      cup           dried coconut
      3/4  cup           sunflower seeds
    1 1/2  cups          mixed nuts -- chopped
      1/4  cup           sesame seeds -- dried and hulled
      1/2  cup           packed dark brown sugar
      3/4  cup           safflower oil -- or Canola
      3/4  cup           water
      1/4  cup           honey
      1/4  cup           molasses
      1/2  teaspoon      salt -- to taste
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
    1 1/2  teaspoons     vanilla extract
    2      cups          dried fruit -- **see note
 
 * Rye flakes and wheat flakes can be found at health food stores and some
supermarkets.
 ** Use a variety of dried fruits for interesting taste: raisins, dates, apricots,
apples, peaches, etc.
 
 Granola mix:
 	  In a large bowl, combine oats, rye, wheat, wheat germ, coconut,
     sunflower seeds, nuts and sesame seeds. Stir until blended well. In a
     saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, oil, honey, molasses, salt, vanilla
     and cinnamon. Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. DO NOT boil.
 	  Pour syrup over oat mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until syrup coats
     all ingredients.
 	  Spread mixture in two 13 x 9 x 2-inch pans or on 2 large cookie sheets
     with raised edges. Bake in preheated 300-degree oven 30 minutes, stirring
     occasionally. For crunchier texture bake 7-10 minutes longer. Cool on racks.
      Stir in the dried fruit that has been chopped into bite sized pieces.
 	  You can put this into containers and keep in cool dry place for up to 6
     months. Do not refrigerate.
 
 Yield: About 10 cups.
 
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