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My kids love granola sprinkled over their yogurt, but they are still young enough that nuts are a choking hazard for them. This recipe is a modification of my more "adult" one (variation at bottom) to make it safe for them to eat. The taste reminds me a bit of a Nature Valley brand maple/brown sugar granola bar. Number of servings is a guess as it depends on whether you use the granola for yogurt or as a cereal with milk poured over or just as a snack. A great OAMC recipe too!
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- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2Combine oats, cereal, and wheat germ or flaxseed in large bowl.
- 3Heat brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, and salt in saucepan just until sauce melts together.
- 4Remove from heat, add vanilla, stir, and add to oat mixture.
- 5Thoroughly fold sauce into the cereal. This takes a bit of patience and the cereal mixture will appear a bit dry.
- 6Spread onto greased jelly roll pan.
- 7Bake approximately 20 minutes, taking out to stir (so the edges don't burn) every 6 or 7 minutes, until it is toasted to your liking. I like it nice and crunchy so I let mine go about 24 minutes or so normally.
- 8Cool, stirring every 5 minutes or so to ensure that it doesn't clump together too much - it will not harden in "clusters," rather it ends up a little looser like cereal, which is great for sprinkling over yogurt.
- 9Store in airtight container.
- 10*VARIATION for adults: Replace crisp rice cereal with 2 cups nuts of choice - almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. or combination. Follow remainder of recipe as directed.
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Nutritional Facts for Kid Safe (Nut Free) Granola
Serving Size: 1 (67 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 252.3
- Calories from Fat 44
- Total Fat 4.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 129.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 47.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
- Sugars 19.3 g
- Protein 5.8 g