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Polo Lounge granola

Polo Lounge granola
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

DEAR SOS: I have lost the recipe for granola from the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. My family loves it. I'm hoping I can get a copy. VICKI DURAL San Clemente * DEAR VICKY: Sure. It makes a ... Read more

Active work time: 35 minutes | Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Makes 24 (1/2-cup) servings
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 6 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup lecithin
  • Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Step 1Heat the oven to 300 degrees.

Step 2Combine the honey, corn syrup, apple juice and oil in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Step 3Combine the oatmeal, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pecans, almonds, pine nuts, coconut, wheat germ, lecithin, a dash of salt, the dry milk, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add to the hot liquid in the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

Step 4Spread the granola mixture on 2 baking sheets and bake, stirring with a wooden spoon every 10 minutes, until the cereal is lightly browned and crunchy, about 40 minutes. Cool, then store in airtight containers.

Note: Wheat germ and lecithin are available at well-stocked supermarkets and health food stores.

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