If you are looking for a way to add variety to your breakfast, granola can be a great vehicle for incorporating a wide variety of grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits into your morning meal. Traditional granola is made with oats, but you can substitute many different rolled/flaked grains.
(Makes 12 ¼-cup servings)
1 1/2 cups rolled grains (oats, rye flakes, quinoa flakes, barley flakes, etc.)
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.)
1/4 cup raw seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia, etc.)
1/4 cup coconut (optional)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, mango, apple, pineapple, etc.)
Pre-heat oven to 250°F. In a large bowl, combine grains, nuts, seeds, coconut and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, oil and salt; stir into the dry ingredients. Spread mixture out on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and mix in dried fruit.
We serve granola for breakfast with high-protein Greek yogurt and mixed fresh fruit.
What do you like in your granola?