Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wholesome Granola

Ok, to be honest this granola is not exactly super low fat or low calorie but a little goes a long way and it is very nutritious! It has healthy unsaturated fat, is low in sugar, and it is a good source of fiber.

3 cups old fashioned oats (*use a gluten-free brand such as Bob's Red Mill if you are on a gluten-free diet)
1/2 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
1/2 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup light maple syrup
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together oats, nuts, pepitas, coconut and, brown sugar and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the oil and the maple syrup and pour into the bowl with the oat mixture. Mix well and spread onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 25 –30 minutes, stirring every 7-10 minutes, until the granola is lightly browned. Remove from oven and stir in raisins. Cool completely before enjoying and store in an airtight container.

Makes 5 cups, 15 servings

Serving size: 1/3 cup Calories 170 Protein 4 g Carb 21 g Fiber 3 g Sugars 7 g Fat 8 g Saturated fat 1.5 g Sodium 42 mg


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