Monday, October 31, 2011
Get in my belly: EASY granola (Use those pumpkin seeds!)
Go here for an easy how-to for roasting pumpkin seeds.
Here is an easy, low-fat toss and bake recipe that I pulled from Real Simple years ago. It's very versatile - I usually throw in whatever I have on hand or need to use up. This also makes a great gift.
Makes 6 cups | Hands-On Time: 05m | Total Time: 35m
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1 cup sliced almonds (I used walnuts, unsalted cashews & sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (preferably unsweetened)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup dried fruit (such as cherries, cranberries, figs, raisins, or currants)
Heat oven to 350° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the oats, almonds, coconut, and pepitas with the maple syrup, oil, and salt.
Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.
Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool.
Per ServingServing Size: 1/4 cup
Sat Fat 1g