Healthy Recipes

Homemade Granola

Put grains, seeds, and spices to work in this homemade granola.
Homemade 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 1/2 cup serving: 481 calories, 21 g fat (2 g saturated), 64 g carbohydrates, 13 g protein, 8 g fiber, 43 mg sodium (2% Daily Value).