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Three Ways With Granola
By Andrea Belcham
from Food and Fellowship: Projects  and Recipes to Feed a Community
(Each makes about 6 cups)

Apple-Cranberry Granola

4 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup unsweetened, dessicated coconut
1 cup wheat germ 2/3 cup honey OR maple syrup
1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup light oil
Dash ground cardamom 1 cup chopped dried apples
1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 275 F / 140 C. Lightly oil a large cookie tray.

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2. Combine oats, wheat germ, cinnamon, cardamom, sunflower seeds, and coconut in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey and oil. Pour into dry mixture and stir well, until oats are evenly coated.

4. Spread on prepared baking sheets. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden.

5. Allow granola to cool on cookie tray. Stir in dried fruits. When completely cool, transfer to airtight containers.

Pumpkin-Date Granola

See original recipe. Substitute 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds for 1/2 cup sunflower seeds. Substitute 1 cup chopped, pitted dates for 1 cup apples. Substitute 1/2 cup raisins for 1/2 cup cranberries. Substitute nutmeg for cardamom, and add a dash of cloves.

Apricot-Almond Granola

See original recipe. Substitute 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds for 1/2 cup sunflower seeds. Substitute 1 cup chopped, unsulphured apricots for 1 cup apples. Substitute 1/2 cup raisins for 1/2 cup cranberries. Substitute 1/2 tsp. ginger for 1 tsp. cinnamon. Omit cardamom.

Recipes are copyright 2011 Andrea Belcham. For information about this book, go here.

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