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Michelle LeBlanc, chef/owner, Chinched Bistro, St John’s, NL

This tasty snack is high in protein and calories and can be enjoyed at any time. It can be made ahead of time, stored and eaten later. 

5 cups quick-cooking oats
1.25 L
5 cups traditional rolled oats
1.25 L
2 1/2 cups mixed nuts 625 mL
2 1/2 cups
seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, poppy)
625 mL
1/4 cup
chia seeds
60 mL
1/4 cup
hemp seeds
60 mL
1/4 cup
wheat germ (optional)
60 mL
1 1/2 cups
cranberry cocktail
375 mL
1 tbsp
15 mL
2 tsp
10 mL
3/4 cup
brown sugar
180 mL
1/4 cup
corn syrup
60 mL
1/2 cup
125 mL
4 cups
mixed dried fruit
1 L

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

In a large bowl, mix to combine the oats, nuts, seeds and wheat germ. In a medium saucepan, combine the juice, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, corn syrup and oil. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Spread the mixture over 2 large baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes. Check every 10 minutes and stir to ensure even cooking. Once the granola is golden brown, add the dried fruit and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Cool and store in airtight bags or containers.

Makes 14 cups

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Nutrition information
Per 1/2 cup
Calories 433
Fat 21 grams
Carbohydrates 53 grams
Fibre 8 grams
Protein 11 grams

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