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Homemade Granola

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Start your day off right with a breakfast containing foods from 3 of the 4 food groups to fuel your mind and your body. Granola can be prepared in advance and refrigerated to provide a quick and versatile solution for breakfast and snacks. For breakfast, serve with milk or yogurt and a glass of juice. Or pack in a lunch bag or portable container for a handy mid-morning snack or to sprinkle on yogurt.

Ingredients:

    Start your day off right with a breakfast to help fuel your mind and your body.
  • 1-1/4 cups rolled oats 300 mL
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut 75 mL
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ 50 mL
  • 1/4 cup wheat flakes 50 mL
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds 25 mL
  • 2 tbsp unsalted sunflower seeds 25 mL
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey 50 mL
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil 25 mL
  • 1/3 cup dried raisins or cranberries 75 mL

Directions:

In bowl, stir together rolled oats, coconut, wheat germ, wheat flakes, almonds and sunflower seeds.

In small saucepan, heat together honey and oil over medium-low heat; gradually stir into oat mixture until well coated. Spread on rimmed baking sheet; bake in 350 F (180 C) oven, stirring frequently, for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven to rack; stir in raisins. Let cool, stirring occasionally to prevent clumping. (Granola can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to one month)

Serving Size: Makes about 3 cups (750mL)


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