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Breakfasts, Vegetarian

Polo Lounge House-Made Granola

Polo Lounge House-Made Granola
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: I recently enjoyed the best granola I've ever tasted, at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I was told that the hotel cook makes it. I'd love to know the ingredients. Allen Kardell Palos Verdes Dear ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Serves 24
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 6 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup 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 powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Step 1Combine honey, corn syrup, apple juice and oil in large saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove from heat.

Step 2Combine oatmeal, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pecans, almonds, pine nuts, coconut, wheat germ, lecithin, dash salt, powdered milk, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add to hot liquid in saucepan and stir with wooden spoon until combined.

Step 3Spread granola mixture on 2 baking sheets and bake at 300 degrees, stirring with a wooden spoon every 10 minutes, until cereal is lightly browned and crunchy, about 40 minutes. Cool, then store in airtight containers.


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