From Julie Van Rosendaal
Old-fashioned oats are traditionally used in granola, but barley flakes deliver a higher dose of fibre; feel free to use a combination of the two.
- 6 c. barley flakes
- 1-2 c. chopped nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or a combination)
- 1/4 c. ground flaxseed (optional)
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1/3-1/2 c. honey
- 1/3-1/2 c. maple syrup or golden syrup
- 1/2-1 c. chopped (if necessary) dried fruit
Preheat oven to 300°F. In a large bowl, stir everything together except the dried fruit. Spread the mixture on a large parchmentlined rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is golden. Remove from the oven and stir in the dried fruit. Cool completely before storing
in airtight containers.
Makes about 8 cups.