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Nutty Granola

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Serves 9

Yields 4 1/2 cups.

  • by Ellie Krieger from The Food You Crave

You can't buy granola this good, and it couldn't be simpler to make. All the flavors come through crisp and clear: crunchy toasted nuts, chewy oats, and caramelized raisins perfectly sweetened with the unmistakable flavor of real maple syrup and humming with cinnamon.

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, mixing well to coat everything with the maple syrup. Spread on the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Transfer the sheet to a wire rack and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 2 weeks.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 144; Fat (g): 8; Fat Calories (kcal): 72; Saturated Fat (g): 1; Protein (g): 4; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 5.5; Carbohydrates (g): 17; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1; Sodium (mg): 100; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 5;

I use this recipe as the basis for my daily granola, but for some reason she has omitted any oil. I whisk two tablespoons canola oil into the maple syrup before mixing it into the oats. I use more dried fruit than is called for here and more oats as well. It's a good starting point for your own custom mix.

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