Monday, June 22, 2009

good eats: guilt-free granola

Granola is easily one of my favorite foods. However, most of the pre-made versions out there have so many added sugars and fats that really just aren't needed. So I thought I'd share my own healthy, yet extremely satisfying version. Try it out! You won't be dissapointed.

dry ingredients:
2/3 c rolled oats (dry)
1/3 c steel cut oats (dry)
1 tbspn raw wheat germ
1 tbspn flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbspn raw unsalted sunflower seeds
2 tbspn crushed walnuts or almonds
2 tbspn raisins or chocolate chips (optional)

wet ingredients:
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp canola oil
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 tbspn raw agave nectar
1 tsp almond butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients seperately. Then mix together. Place mixture in a (no-stick sprayed) 8 x 8 glass baking dish. Bake for 7 minutes, then stir, bake 7 more, stir again, bake 5 additional minutes or until oats are golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Serving suggestion: 1/4 cup granola, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp blueberries.

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