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Maple-Granola Trail Mix Recipe

From Landrum, South Carolina, Malone Davidson writes, "This crunchy mix is wonderful any time of day. It's great sprinkled over yogurt at breakfast or packed into a lunch box."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup each dried cranberries, chopped dried apples and chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, oil, syrup, almonds, vanilla and cinnamon. Spread in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 10-15 minutes. Stir; bake 20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  • 2. Add the dried fruit and chips; toss to combine. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 6 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 314 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.