Low Fat Granola

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Ingredients (use vegan versions):


  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries, etc.)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sweetened wheat or corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds ( optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup vegan maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Coat 2 baking sheets with
vegetable oil cooking spray and set aside.
Place oats in a colander, and dampen with cold water.
Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add cereal flakes, wheat germ,
almonds,cinnamon,nutmeg and salt.


In small bowl, combine juice, syrup and vanilla. Pour over
oat mixture and stir until evenly coated.
Spread granola mixture in prepared pans. Bake until golden
brown, about 30 to 35 minutes, turning every ten minutes so
that it browns evenly. Stir in fruit and bake 5 minutes
more.
Let cool, and store in airtight container until ready to
use.
This recipe works well with Craisins ( dried cranberries ),
and is awesome in the morning with soymilk, as a cereal. Or
you can pack with the kids for a snack ( or lunch ), also
put in plastic bags and store in the car, or you’re purse,
and never have to leave the office for lunch.


Serves: 6


Preparation time: 15 minutes

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