1/2cupstrawberry pureeabout large 5-6 strawberries for me
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl combine oats, wheat germ, flax, salt, cinnamon and almonds. Stir to combine. Add strawberries (with tops removed) to a food processor and blend until pureed. Set aside. Melt butter and add vanilla and vanilla beans to it.
Add honey to the oat mixture, combined with a spoon. Stir in strawberry puree and butter + vanilla mixture, tossing until everything is coated. Spread out on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes. You want granola to be slightly golden when you remove it from the oven. Let it sit and cool for one hour – at this time it should become crunchy. Fold in dried strawberries. Store in a seal tight container for up to one week.