Cranberry Granola

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Cooking Time:

25 to 30 minutes

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Ingredients

  • Four and a half cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • One and a half tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • Half a teaspoon salt
  • Quarter cup canola oil
  • Quarter cup unsalted butter
  • Half cup fresh orange juice
  • Half cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • Half tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 cups golden raisins

Directions

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Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Gently heat wet ingredients in a pan until butter is melted. Pour over dry mix and stir well. Bake in 2 greased 9″ x 12″ pans for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Stir a couple of times during baking to ensure even browning.

Remove from oven and then while still warm stir in the fruit. When completely cooled store in airtight container.

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