I love granola. And I love it even more with yogurt and fresh fruit. Yum! Almost like dessert — and a great way to get lots of whole grains.
This granola is the simplest one I’ve ever made. Simply toss oats, nuts, and seeds with a little salt and maple syrup. Bake until crisp. Delicious!
Maple Granola with Oats, Nuts, and Seeds
inspired by Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pepitas
3/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300°. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl, tossing to coat all components with maple syrup. Spread on greased baking sheet. Bake 30 – 45 minutes, stirring often, until toasted and crisp. Cool completely and store in airtight container.
To make a Berry Yogurt Parfait, layer 1/2 cup granola, 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1/2 cup fresh fruit. This is particularly good with frozen blueberries and Trader Joe’s vanilla yogurt. Ask me how I know.
For freezing: Store the cooled granola in an airtight container for longest shelf life.
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