Uncooked rolled oats
1½ cup(s), mixed, such as oats, wheat, or barley
Uncooked wheat bran
½ cup(s), unprocessed
4 oz, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp, or cinnamon
6 oz, or apricots, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
Sour red cherries
½ cup(s), or golden raisins
Toasted wheat germ
- Arrange one rack on the middle rung of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spread the rolled grains, bran, and sesame seeds on a baking sheet with a rim on all four sides. Bake, stirring with a metal spatula every 3 minutes, until the mixture is light golden brown, 9–10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the hazelnuts, honey, vanilla, and pumpkin-pie spice in a medium bowl. Add the grain mixture and toss to combine. Return the mixture to the baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake, stirring every 3 minutes, until dark golden brown, 9–10 minutes longer. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let cool.
- Combine the dried peaches, cherries, and wheat germ in a small bowl. Stir the dried fruit mixture into the toasted grain mixture. Yields 1/2 cup per serving.