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Recipes - March 31, 2015

Blueberry And Cranberry Granola

Blueberry
And Cranberry Granola

Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes plus cooling
Healing Foods: oats, wheat germ, nuts and seeds, blueberries, cranberries
Ailments It Heals: cardiovascular disease, colds and flu, peptic ulcers, urinary tract infections
  • 2¾ cups oats
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 7 Tbsp millet flakes
  • 2 Tbsp slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½ cup dried blueberries
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice

1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). In large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, millet flakes, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, dried berries, and sugar. Stir until well mixed.
2. In measuring cup, whisk together maple syrup, oil, and orange juice. Pour slowly into dry ingredients, stirring until liquid is evenly distributed and coats everything lightly.
3. In nonstick roasting pan, spread out mixture evenly. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes to encourage even browning, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until slightly crisp and lightly brown.
4. Remove roasting pan from oven and leave granola to cool. Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks. Serve with plain yogurt, milk, or fruit juice.
Per serving: 307 calories, 8 g protein, 48 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 9 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium

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