28 April, 2015
Trying to be a clean eater can be challenging especially when it comes to snacking. I wanted to find a snack that would be healthy sustain my hunger and follow the clean eating guidelines. This recipe does just that! I make the granola on Sunday when I have time and the snack lasts my husband and I all week long.
2 1/2 C rolled oats
2/3 chopped peanuts
2 Tbs flax seeds
1/4 C unsalted butter
1/4 C honey
2 T 100% maple syrup
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C wheat germ
1/4 C oat brain
1/4 C dried blueberries
1/4 C dried cranberries
The ingredients list may seem a little overwhelming since most of these items are not currently found in your pantry. But be assured that once you buy all of them, you can make this recipe around 4-5 times.
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray liberally with cooking spray. Add the oats, nuts, and seeds…spreading evenly. Bake for 20 minutes stirring half way through.
Meanwhile in a small sauce pan melt the butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and maple syrup. Once its all melted mix together remove from heat and add the salt.
Remove pan from the oven and increase the temperature to 350 degrees. Add the wheat germ and oat bran to the oat mixture. Top with the butter brown sugar mixture. Stir until everything is evenly coated. I like to use my hand for this process, you can really get all the ingredients mixed well. Once mixed bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven… using a metal spatula pack down the mixture to make it firm and all stick together. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool completely then add the dried fruit and break the granola up into pieces. Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
1/2 C of granola is 200 calories