Prep 8 mins
Cook 30 mins
With no added fat and just maple syrup to sweeten, this is a very easy, healthful granola. Not to mention tasty! Be sure to serve with lots of vanilla non-dairy milk (try Sweet Vanilla Soymilk) and sliced banana!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1⁄2 cup wheat bran or 1⁄2 cup oat bran
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds (use all raw nuts, seeds and wheat germ)
- 1 cup raisins (I use a mix of thompsons' and golden)
- 1⁄2 cup pitted dates, chopped
- 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 225°F.
- Mix first six ingredients together and spread evenly on a couple of cookie sheets.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then remove and stir. Bake another 15 minutes. While it bakes, assemble the other ingredients. (coat the 1/4 cup measure with oil before using it for maple syrup).
- Immediately transfer oat mixture to a large bowl and stir in the dried fruit and cinnamon. Slowly, pour in the maple syrup and stir to mix well.
- Let it cool and store in an airtight container where, my guess is, it'll keep up to a month. Like it'll last that long :-).
Made this recipe as given & was well-rewarded with a great tasting granola! On your suggestion, I used half dark & half golden raisins, & the dates were Medjool! Very, Very nice, especially when I sprinkled it over some frozen vanilla yogurt & topped that with a bit of homemade blueberry sauce! [Made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC tag]
This is a really great granola recipe WRC and I thank you. I used for the nut part - walnuts and raw almonds. I did cut back a bit on the sunflower seeds due to the fat content. I also took a little initiative and added 1/8 cup honey along with the 1/4 cup maple syrup. After mixing all the ingredients together, I stuck it back in the oven for another 10 minutes to bake some of the goodness on the oats etc. A great winning recipe~ Made for Cook-bookTag~
This. Is. Wonderful. I just love that it has no added fats, that it's absurdly easy, and that it's chock full of good all-natural things! I used the full 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon (delicious) and took another reviewer's suggestion to increase the maple syrup to 1/2 cup. Since I never have bran on hand, I just put in more oats...used sliced almonds in place of pecans...and a mix of organic jumbo flame raisins, chopped dried apricots, and dried cranberries. It made a fantastic breakfast with some low-fat milk and fresh blueberries. I would call it a muesli more than granola, though, since it didn't exactly "clump together" like granola usually does.