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Nutrition, Sports Nutrition
Recipe of the Month: Basic Maple Granola
May 25, 2018 | by Melissa Kazan

Revive your granola routine with this simple, delicious, easily-adaptable recipe for the summer.

TIPS FROM YOUR DIETITIAN

Healthy granola that isn’t loaded with sugar can be difficult to come by.

When made at home from scratch, granola can be a great source of fibre, protein and healthy fats.

Try this healthy granola recipe made with almonds, seeds, cranberries and sweetened with maple syrup. Looking to mix it up? Try these fruit and nut combos: pecans or walnuts with dried apricots and coconut shavings, pistachios with dried figs or dates.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 3 cups large flake oats
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (or to taste)

HOW TO MAKE IT (makes about 5 cups)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, seeds, almonds and dried cranberries
  3. In a glass stir together the maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract. Pour the mix all over the oats mixture and stir until ingredients are combined. Finish off with the cinnamon, salt and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture evenly over the baking sheet and bake in oven for 40 min. Make sure you check in on the granola a few times (2-3 times during baking) stirring so it cooks evenly. Once baked, let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

NUTRITION HIGHLIGHTS

Per ½ cup serving (60g):

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g (fibre 4g, sugar 12g)
  • Protein: 6g

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