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This easy cinnamon-spiked granola is loaded with almonds, walnuts and pepitas, but substitute other nuts and seeds if you prefer. For vegans who don't eat honey, this can be made with all maple syrup.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012

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total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
20
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a roasting pan or large baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Combine oats, almonds, walnuts and pepitas in a large bowl. Whisk maple syrup, oil, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl until blended. Pour over the oat mixture and toss to coat. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan.

  • Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until lightly and evenly browned and starting to dry out, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool completely in the pan before serving or storing.

Tips

Tip: Hulled pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are green seeds with a delicate nutty flavor. They are sold raw, salted and/or roasted, and can be found in the natural-foods section of many super markets and natural-foods stores.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
267 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 27.8g; dietary fiber 3.9g; sugars 9.4g; fat 15.7g; saturated fat 1.7g; vitamin a iu 2.7IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 23.6mcg; calcium 33mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 128.6mg; potassium 223.5mg; sodium 59.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 8g.

1 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 fat

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