Other than being delicious, the best thing about this recipe is that it is versatile. You can adjust the ingredients based on what you have on hand. I made a huge batch of this at Christmas for my children’s teachers. Now I am getting all the jars back with requests for the recipe. Since I was planning to type it out for the blog anyway, it works out well.
To enable myself to finish this post before the end of Dora the Explorer, I will give you the recipe and then the step by step pictures. Enjoy. (Click here to print the recipe!)
8-10 cups rolled oats
4-5 cups mixed grains (wheat germ, oat bran, whole wheat flour, rice krispies, unsweetened coconut flake)
4-5 cups mixed nuts and seeds (almonds, pecans, walnuts, untoasted sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews)
1-1.5 cups sweeteners (raw brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, blackstrap molasses)
1-1.5 cup fat (butter & coconut oil. Use less if flaxseed and coconut are included above)
1 Tbs spice (Cinnamon mostly. Also can include nutmeg and cloves.)
1.5 tsp salt
1 Tbs. vanilla (You could also use maple or almond, though probably use less)
2-3 cups dried fruit (raisins, Cranberries, pineapple, apricots, mangoes, apples)
- Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheets with parchment or foil.
- Combine oats, grains, and nuts in giant sized bowl.
- Stir sweeteners, fats, spices, salt, and vanilla together in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat.
- Pour syrup over dry ingredients, stirring to moisten all the dry ingredients.
- Spread mixture evenly onto baking sheets, approximately 1 inch thick.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through
- Remove from tray by sliding parchment off the sheet onto the counter. Mixture will not be crispy until it cools.
- Stir in dried fruit after cooling. Store in airtight containers.
Don’t forget to print out the recipe and share with your friends! Being Poorganic isn’t about saving for yourself; it’s about saving to GIVE!