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Power Granola

Serves: 8 (1/2 cup serving size) 

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

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

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4cup 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

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