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Granola

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A tray of baked granola.
Serves
Serves:
10
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1/2 cup
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Ingredients

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups old-fashioned oats
Optional: 1/2 cup wheat germ 
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 cup extra ingredients* (raisins, dried fruit mix, nuts, etc.)

*Raisins and almonds were added for the nutrition analysis
 

Directions

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position, and heat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Coat a 9 x 13-inch metal pan with cooking spray. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats, wheat germ (if using), brown sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, stir together the oil and maple syrup or honey. Drizzle over the oat mixture and stir to coat well. 
  5. Pour mixture onto prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in extra ingredients. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Note: Do not over bake. The granola will be soft when it comes out of the oven but will crisp as it cools.
 

Tips and Variations
Tips and Variations
  • Store cooled granola in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • Add nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans. Nuts are a good source of healthy oils.
  • You can use granola in a variety of dishes. Eat it with milk like cereal, or use it as a crunchy topping over yogurt, oatmeal, apple sauce, or ice cream. 
Nutritional Info

Nutritional Info

Serves 10
Amount per serving
Calories
192
Total Fat
8.3 g
Saturated Fat
0.8 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
119.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates
27.6 g
Dietary Fiber
3.2 g
Total Sugar
12.1 g
Protein
4.5 g
Allergens:
Soy
Tree nuts
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Time to make
Time to make:
20 minutes preparation; 30 minutes cook time
Recipe Credit
Recipe Credit:
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff
Category
Category:
Breakfast
Snacks & Sweets
Special Criteria
Special Criteria:
Vegetarian
Family Favorites
Whole Grains

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