Homemade Granola

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups nuts of your choice
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened cereal of your choice
  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cherries, blueberries, etc.)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325˚F and position a rack in center of oven. Line a sheet pan with foil.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, seeds, nuts, cereal and flaxseed meal. Set aside.

3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the oil, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.

4. Spread the mixture evenly onto sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes.

5. Once the granola is visibly golden brown, remove from the oven and stir in dried fruit. Allow to cool completely.

6. When stored in a container with an air-tight seal, it should keep for 2-3 weeks.

 

GREAT ADDITIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS

For a delicious parfait, top low fat yogurt with granola, fresh berries and bananas.

Nutritional Information

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