Mango Berry Granola
Makes approximately 5 cups
-3 cups rolled oats
-1 cup oat bran
-2 tablespoons shelled raw pumpkin seeds
-2 tablespoons shelled raw sunflower seeds
-1/2 cup honey
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
-45 g dried goji berries
-45 g dried mango, chopped
-22 g dried strawberries, chopped
(Note: Feel free to substitute other fruits, seeds, or nuts depending on what you have on hand or prefer.)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread out the rolled oats and oat bran on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden.
On another baking sheet, spread out the pumpkin and sunflower seeds and toast for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
In a medium saucepan, combine the apple juice and dried fruits. Simmer until softened, about 5 minutes, and drain the fruit.
Warm honey and vanilla extract in a sauce pan or in the microwave until the consistency has thinned.
In a large bowl, combine the oat mixture, seeds, and fruit mixture. Stir in the warm honey, and stir the mixture as evenly as possible.
Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with tinfoil. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring every 2 minutes to prevent burning. If you use goji berries you will need to watch them closely as they seem to burn more quickly than other ingredients.
Cool the granola completely. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.