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Energizing Granola

 Energizing Granola
This tasty breakfast or snack combo packs a healthy punch of vitamin E, and flaxseed offers omega-3 fatty acids. Nina Wiseman - Batavia, OH
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried banana chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small
  • saucepan, combine the water, honey, molasses and oil. Heat for 3-4
  • minutes over medium until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in the vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Pour over the oat mixture; stir

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Directions (continued)

  • to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking
  • spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned,
  • stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in
  • dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 260 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.