This delicious granola is made without any added oil, which keeps it truly healthful and just as delicious.
Makes about 6 cups (12 1/2-cup servings)
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 300 F.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Transfer to a 9″×13″ baking dish. Bake, turning often with a spatula, until mixture is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Per serving: 210 calories; 7.4 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 31.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 31.6 g carbohydrates; 10.7 g sugar; 4.3 g fiber; 6 mg sodium; 38 mg calcium; 2.2 mg iron; 0.3 mg vitamin C; 8 mcg Beta Carotene; 1.6 mg vitamin E
Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Children by Amy Lanou, Ph.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.