When I was planning on moving Hizzoner's to a new location I hired Will Annett as my head chef. He brought with him his own granola recipe and our customers thought it was the best granola ever. I have to give kudos to Will for bringing us this great version of granola. I modified the recipe a bit, and you can add or subtract ingredients, use different nuts or fruit, whatever makes you happy.
Recipe By : Will Annett - Modified by Sitara
Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :1:00
Categories : Breakfast Health/Natural Healing
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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In sauace pan heat slowly till thin = 5 min.
1/2 cup Canola oil (use coconut oil to make it primal)
1 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
Turn off heat and whisk in:
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In large bowl mix
7 cups rolled oats - regular oats, not quick cooking (use gluten free oats)
1 cup sunflower seeds -- raw or roasted
1/2 cup flax seeds, lightly ground
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup almonds -- toasted
Add lquid and mix well
Put in baking pan very lightly sprayed with pan spray and bake 15-20 min @ 350. If you like your granola crunchier, bake 20 minutes, if you like your granola softer, bake 15 minutes.
Stir completely every 5 minutes
When pans come out of oven mix in -- ..optional
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Let the granola cool completely and store it in an airtight container.
If you are eating more primal or paleo, add more and different kinds of seeds to this granola recipe. You can leave out the brown sugar if you are really strict but it is a small amount for a large recipe. I have been making this granola with more seeds than oats and it's fabulous. I add pumpkin seeds and chia seeds to the mix as well.
If your family is a big granola loving family, double this recipe. It won't stay around long!!