Sunday, February 21, 2010

Nutty Granola

Eat something healthy today that tastes like you should feel guilty. This healthy granola is a winner with young and old alike. My favorite way to serve it is with low-fat vanilla yogurt. It is easy to make and will go fast! Your family will thank you!

  • 4 C. rolled oats
  • 3 C. chopped nuts - walnuts, pecans, almonds and sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 C. canola oil
  • 1/2 C. honey or real maple syrup or a combination of both
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T cinnamon

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts and cinnamon
  3. Mix well to coat the oats with the cinnamon
  4. In a microwave proof bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the honey/syrup, oil and vanilla.
  5. Heat in a microwave for about 20 seconds to soften the honey.
  6. Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and mix well.
  7. Spread onto a large ungreased baking sheet
  8. Heat in the oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven and stir and then heat for another 10 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before storing.

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