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7-D Ranch Granola

This delicious granola recipe is all yours thanks to a lovely woman who has worked at  7-D Ranch, located in the Sunlight basin outside of Cody, Wyoming. Thanks 7-D Ranch, we just love this recipe! 

Makes about 5 lbs. 

Ingredients
1 cup organic sunflower or canola oil
1 cup honey, maple syrup or agave
1 Tbs. vanilla extract 
9 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour (or any other kind of flour)
1 cup wheat germ, oat bran
1 cup coconut
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 – 1 cup sesame or flax seeds
1 cup raw almonds, cashews, or nut of your choice

Method
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
Heat the oil & sweetener to a rolling boil in a saucepan & stir to combine.
Turn off heat, wait a minute or two & add vanilla, be careful, it may foam up. 

Immediately pour over the dry ingredients & stir it all up.
Keep stirring until all the ingredients are moistened & evenly coated.

Spread the granola on 2 sheet-pans (not a cookie sheet, you need sides).
Bake at 250-275 degrees for about an hour.
Check & stir every 15-20 minutes & rotate pans once during the hour.
When everything is lightly browned & dry, take it out.
Cool the granola on the sheets then dump into a large bowl.
When it is totally cool add:
2 cups powdered milk (optional)
3 cups of raisins, chopped dates, dried cherries, chocolate chips or whatever you wish. 

Stored in airtight containers it will keep for a month.

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Maple Banana Pecan Trail Mix

Makes about 12-16 servings

Ingredients 
4 tablespoons organic unsalted butter
1 cup B grade maple syrup (dark, with sharp maple flavor) 
2 cups raw unsalted pecans
1 cup wheat germ
3 cups organic rolled oats
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup dried bananas or banana chips
2/3 cup dried cherries

Method
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter & maple syrup together in a pan.
Combine pecans, wheat germ, oats, and salt in a large bowl.
Toss butter mixture with nuts & oats to coat thoroughly.
Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake, stirring once and rotating sheet after 20 minutes, until just golden, 35 to 40 minutes total. Let cool.
Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in bananas & cherries.

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Pumpkin Patch Trail Mix

Makes about 12-16 servings

Ingredients 
1 cup organic raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup whole raw organic almonds
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup large unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup crystalized ginger chunks (cut into 1/4-inch pieces)

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine pumpkin seeds, almonds & olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet.
Sprinkle with kosher salt & cinnamon. Toss to combine.
Toast, stirring halfway through, until golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool.
Mix cooled nuts with coconut flakes, dried cranberries & candied ginger.

Storage
Trail mix can be stored in an airtight container, up to 1 week.

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