Power Granola

Serves: 8 (1/2 cup serving size)

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 196
Fat: 6.8 g
Protein: 4.1 g
Carbohydrate: 32.5g
Sodium: 5 mg
Fiber: 3.6 g

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries or cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan.
  3. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in oil an vanilla.
  5. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat.
  6. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a jell-roll pan coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes; stir well.
  8. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in dried cranberries.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Reprinted from Cooking Light, May 2005

#14 in the Nation
by U.S. News & World Report


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