Banana Sweetened Granola
|Bulgur wheat||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Cracked Wheat)|
|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Mashed ripe banana||1 Cup (16 tbs) (About 2 Medium-Size)|
|Nonfat milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Salad oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Regular rolled oats||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Bran cereal||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Sweetened flaked coconut||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Dry)|
|Blanched almonds||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Toasted wheat germ||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sunflower seed||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sesame seed||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
In a small bowl, mix together bulgur and boiling water; set aside until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 1 hour.
In a large bowl, beat banana with milk, oil, and vanilla until well mixed.
Add oats, bran cereal, coconut, almonds, wheat germ, sunflower seed, sesame seed, and bulgur with liquid.
Evenly divide cereal mixture between 2 baking pans, each 10 by 15 inches; spread in an even layer.
Bake in a 300° oven until mixture is crisp and golden, about 1 1/2 hours; stir every 20 minutes.