Hearty Granola


Enriched with dry milk, wheat germ, seeds and flaxseed meal, this granola makes for one hearty breakfast.

Makes 6 cups

Preheat oven to 350

METHOD
Toss together in a large mixing bowl:
4 cups oats
1/2 cup dry milk (Whole Foods offers some organic options)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
pinch clove
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Combine in a small saucepan over medium heat:
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 t vanilla extract
Bring the liquids to a brief boil, then immediately pour over the oats. Stir together well. Spread on a baking sheet and bake, turning and shaking/stirring every so often, about 25 minutes, or until nicely golden.

Cool completely. Transfer to an airtight storage container and store up to one month. By all means, add dried fruit if you like.