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Maple-Nut Granola

  • SERVINGS: 8
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

Feel free to try unusual grains, like buttery Kamut and hard-grained spelt, which are available at health food stores.

  1. Vegetable oil cooking spray
  2. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  3. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  4. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 2 cups rolled oats
  8. 1 cup rolled barley flakes
  9. 1/2 cup rolled Kamut flakes
  10. 1/2 cup rolled spelt flakes
  11. 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  12. 1/4 cup unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
  13. 1 cup coarsely chopped mixed dried fruit (about 5 ounces)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch roasting pan with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, vanilla, orange zest and cinnamon. Stir in the oats, barley, Kamut, spelt and almonds. Spread the granola in an even layer in the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until toasted and golden. Let cool; stir in the sunflower seeds and dried fruit.
Make Ahead The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month. Notes One Serving Calories 346 kcal, Total Fat 11 gm, Saturated Fat 1 gm. Serve With Fresh fruit and skim milk or nonfat yogurt.