High-Fiber Granola

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  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

4cups Oats (old fashioned, not instant)
1/2cup Honey
2teaspoons Molasses
2tablespoons Maple syrup
1/2teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
1/8teaspoon Cardamom, ground
1/8teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
1/2teaspoon Vanilla
1/2teaspoon Salt
1/2cup Flax seed, ground
1/2cup Wheat germ
1/2cup Wheat bran
2cups Dried fruits, small dice (craisins, raisins, apricots, figs)
1cup Walnuts, chopped
1cup Almonds, chopped
1/2cup Sunflower seeds, roasted with no shell

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with pan spray.  Toast the oats for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Stir oats every 5 minutes to promote even browning. They burn easy, so be careful.
  2. In the meantime, combine honey, molasses, spices, vanilla and salt into a sauce pot and heat over low heat until fluid.  No need to boil the mixture, just heat it up. When the oats are toasted, pour them into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the honey mixture on top of the oats and stir well to combine.  Return to the baking sheet and toast again for 10 minutes.  Pour flax seed, germ, bran, almonds and walnuts on top of the oats (do not stir) and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
  4. Return the toasted mixture to the bowl and now mix in with the dried fruits.  The granola will seem moist, but will become crunchy as it cools down completely.  To help this, spread it out on the baking sheet so it will cool quickly.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 400
  • Fat 18 g
  • Fiber 10 g
  • Sugars 27 g
  • Protein 11 g
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