Maple Walnut Granola





This easy-to-make granola is a delicious combo of healthy oats, crunchy walnuts, and a touch of maple syrup. Oats contain cancer-preventing fiber and essential minerals and vitamins, while walnuts are rich in polyphenols and packed with antioxidants. Make this granola to have an easy, on-the-go breakfast or snack on hand.

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Ingredients


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped English walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup). Per serving: 220 calories, 11 g total fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 27 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 30 mg sodium, 7 g sugar, 7 g added sugar.


Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine oats, flour, walnuts, cinnamon and salt. In separate bowl whisk together maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Add to oat mixture, stirring well to coat.
  3. On large baking sheet, evenly spread mixture. Bake 30 minutes. Remove tray from oven and stir granola, breaking up any lumps. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow granola to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Tips


This granola is great on its own, with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit.


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