Healthy Recipes

Granola

Put your fresh grains, seeds,
and spices to work in this
homemade granola. Take it
with you on a hike (or to the
office) as an energy-boosting
snack or pour it over yogurt for
breakfast.
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Granola
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Ingredients: 

¼ cup canola or olive oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
½ cup raw almonds, chopped
¼ cup wheat germ
¼ cup nonfat dry milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
½ teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
Pinch of cloves (optional)
1 cup dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries, chopped dried peaches)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine oil, syrup, honey, and vanilla. Stir over low heat until combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Combine oats, seeds, almonds, wheat germ, dry milk, and spices directly on an 11 x 7" jelly roll pan.

  4. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and mix until uniform. Spread evenly in pan.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned, stirring and spreading every 3 minutes.

  6. Mix in fruit. Let cool.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 481 calories, 21 g fat (2 g saturated), 64 g carbohydrates, 13 g protein, 8 g fiber, 43 mg sodium (2% Daily Value).

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