Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Great-Tasting Granola

I know this is not a casserole, but I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share! This is a recipe I found in a book called "Tip-a-day-guide for Healthy Living" by Melanie Douglass. It is yummy as either a snack or as a cereal!
Homemade Granola
8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 wheat germ
1/2 cup canola or olive oil
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 250*. Mix the oil, water, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl. Then add the oats, brown sugar, and wheat germ and mix thoroughly. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 60 minutes (50 for softer granola) stirring halfway through cooking time. 1/2 cup servings = 270 calories, 11 grams of fat (1.5 saturated), 8 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber.

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