Barley Granola

From Julie Van Rosendaal

2019 Mar/Apr

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.