Friday, September 28, 2012

Energizing Granola

Energizing Granola - from a magazine - I think one of the Taste of Home's. I have been making this for a couple years. It is perfect to keep some in your desk at work for a quick snack, toss in w/ your yogurt, or my kids love it!

Energizing Granola
2 1/2 c old fashioned oats
3/4 c chopped pecans
1/2 c unsalted sunflower kernels
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c flaked coconut
1/4 c toasted wheat germ
2 Tb sesame seeds
2 Tb ground flaxseed
1/3 c water
2 Tb honey
2 Tb molasses
1 Tb canola oil
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp grd cinnamon
1/3 c dried cranberries
1/3 c golden raisins
1/4 c dried banan chips
In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine water, honey, molasses & oil. Heat for 3-4 minutes till heated through. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, salt, & cinnamon. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat. 
Transfer to a 15x10" cookie sheet sprayed w/ cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in airtight Tupperware container. This is awesome w/ yogurt.

1/2c equals 260 calories; 12 g fat; 0 chol; 110 mg sodium; 35 g carb; 4 g fiber; 7 g protein 

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