Cinnamon Spiced Granola

Great topped on cereals and yogurt, this clean version of a classic breakfast favorite won't disappoint.
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This is the perfect energizing snack paired with plain nonfat yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or nuts of choice
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 - 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup all-natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure apple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 cups dried fruit of choice (try raisins, cranberries or blueberries)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients (first 9 listed) and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together remaining wet ingredients except for dried fruit.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until evenly coated.
  5. Spread mixture over a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, then stir. Bake for an additional 15 minutes until crisp and golden. If the center is still wet, bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Remove baking sheet to a wire rack to cool completely and stir in dried fruit. Store granola in an airtight container.

Nutrients per 2 tbsp serving (Makes 28 servings): Calories: 100, Total Fats: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 16 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 4 g, Iron: 1 mg

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