This crunchy sweet granola is the perfect topping for yogurt at breakfast or to take with you on hikes. Because this recipe is nut free it also makes a perfect school snack.
Makes 24 servings.
4 cups of large flake oats
1 cup oat bran
1 cup coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup canola oil
½ cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped dried apricots
1. Mix together oats, oat bran, coconut and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
2. Add the canola oil, maple syrup, brown sugar and seeds. Mix together until the oats are fully covered in the maple syrup mixture.
3. Spread granola onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 325°F for 15-20 minutes until it begins to turn golden.
4. When the granola mixture is cool, mix in dried fruit.
The great thing about this recipe is its versatility! You can easily substitute a different type of seed or dried fruit. If you have honey you can also switch it for the maple syrup.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Lindsay Buchanan, RD