Junior Woodchuck Huey's granola

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups whole oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunfower seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup bran (or more)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Crystallized ginger (or less, depending on your preferences)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses (or half honey, half molasses)

Other possible additions: apricots, dried pineapple, other fruit. Chocolate chips are also a popular addition.

All ingredients except the oats, oil and sweetener can be changed according to your taste.


Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients in a microwave safe container (not raisins, ginger or other dried fruit - these get hard if added now). Add oil and mix. Then add molasses and mix. Don't worry about perfect mixing yet. Zap in microwave for 90 seconds. Stir ingredients and zap for 2 minutes. Stir again, and zap for another 2 minutes. When mixture starts to look brown, it is done. Pour out onto a pan to let it cool (20 minutes). Add dried fruits, and store in a container. Zap times will vary depending on strength of microwave.

Alternate preparation for camp: You can make granola in a frypan on a stove. The same recipe should work, although you may want to add fruit part way through so it warms up. Served warm this is a delicious breakfast.

Recipe adapted from "The Well-Fed Backpacker" by June Flemming.