Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate
November 28, 2010
Maple granola makes a great gift from the kitchen. This granola is easy, healthy and budget friendly.
- 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 275° F.
- Combine oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Combine syrup, water and oil in a medium bowl or large measuring cup and pour over the oat mixture; stir until well combined.
- Spread the mixture into a large (12-by-15-inch) roasting pan or large rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir and continue baking until golden brown and beginning to crisp, about 45 minutes more.
- Stir in cranberries and raisins. Let cool completely before storing.
(Per 1/2-cup serving)
12 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono)
0 mg cholesterol
32 g carbohydrates
6 g protein
4 g fiber
15 mg sodium
92 mg potassium
Funded in part by USDA SNAP.
Running out of money for food? Contact your local food stamp office or go online to http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/. For more information, call MU Extension's Show-Me Nutrition line at 1-888-515-0016.
Last update: Tuesday, December 21, 2010