Healthy Eating (for any age!) – Granola

Oats have a laundry list of health benefits, AND provide your brain with the fuel it needs over an extended period of time.

This Granola recipe will get your day started off right! I have used this Granola recipe for years now! I love pairing this with a little yogurt in the

morning for a completely healthy delicious way to start they day.

Two Tips:

1) When baking, I suggest using containers that have a slight edge, so when you stir while in the oven, it doesn’t fall off the edge!

2) I highly recommend you have an air-tight container you can pour from ready to store your baked granola, it keeps your granola fresh and easy to pour without a mess!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ready In: 40 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups wheat germ

1 1/2 cups oat bran

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup finely chopped almonds

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup honey

1 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups raisins or sweetened dried cranberries

DIRECTIONS:

1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.

2.Combine the oats, wheat germ, oat bran, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, and walnuts in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets.

3.Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted, about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through. Cool, then stir in the raisins or cranberries before storing in an airtight container.

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