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Maple Morning Granola

Here, salty and sweet ingredients combine for an easy, wholesome breakfast or snack. Hosting a kids holiday party? Pack the granola into treat bags and present them as take-home favors. —Elizabeth Godecke, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min + cooling
  • Makes
    5 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Plain yogurt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine oats, pecans and pumpkin seeds. In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Pour over oat mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits; serve with yogurt. Store granola in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 268 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.

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