This granola has as much fruit and nuts as it does oats. While most people love this as a nutritional powerhouse for breakfast, I use it as a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon. The fruit and nuts seems to boost my energy very well.
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- 8 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped raw pecans
- 1 cup chopped raw walnuts
- 1 cup chopped raw almonds
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit of your choice, i.e. apples, pineapple, apricots, etc.)
- 1Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- 2In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, syrup, molasses, salt and cinnamon.
- 3Place the oats in a large bowl and mix in the oil/syrup until oats are thoroughly coated.
- 4Spread the oats in a thin layer on 2 or 3 cookie sheets.
- 5Bake for 12 minutes.
- 6Stir the oats on the sheets.
- 7Add the nuts to the oats on the cookie sheets and bake for 12 more minutes.
- 8Remove from the oven and let cool.
- 9In a large bowl, mix the baked oats and nuts with all the chopped dried fruit.
- 10Keep in an air tight container.
- 11Does not have to be refrigerated.
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Nutritional Facts for The BEST Granola
Serving Size: 1 (156 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 670.3
- Calories from Fat 325
- Total Fat 36.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 241.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 79.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 10.4 g
- Sugars 30.8 g
- Protein 14.2 g