My blueprint for granola:
Mix together 3 cups of oats, 1 cup of wheat germ and 1 cup of oat bran. Stir in pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and/or nuts in variety and quantities that suit you. You can also add cinnamon if you want.
In a pan, heat up 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup of your favorite vegetable oil and 1/3 cup of honey or other sweetener (I have used honey, molasses and mesquite syrup). Just heat it until the sweetener dissolves. Pour this over the oat mixture and stir well.
Spread this on 2 cookie sheets and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Once it's done, stir in whatever dried fruit you'd like. If you put the dried fruit in before you cook it, the pieces get kind of hard and crunchy.
We often use our solar food drier to cook this, it takes most of the day.
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