Isabel Maples from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association demonstrates an easy way to make your own granola.
Makes 9 servings
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 25 min
For the granola:
- 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup fat-free milk, per serving
Fresh berries (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir together oatmeal, almonds, cinnamon and salt, if desired, in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, apple juice and vegetable oil; pour over oatmeal mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.
- Spread mixture in an even layer onto a 15x12-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring twice during baking time.
- Cool mixture in the pan before adding raisins. Store granola in an airtight container.
To serve: Pour 1 cup of milk over a heaping 1/2 cup of granola. Top with fresh berries, if desired.
Serving suggestion: Instead of milk, top 1 cup of fat-free yogurt with the granola.
Nutritional Facts per serving:
Calories: 320; Total Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 5 mg; Sodium: 105 mg; Calcium: 35% Daily Value; Protein: 16 g (8 grams from dairy); Carbohydrates: 53 g; Dietary Fiber: 5 g
* Lowfat means less than 3g of fat per 100g and not more than 30% of calories derived from fat.