Good morning. Here’s a different kind of blog today, don’t you think?
Perhaps you have always enjoyed this healthy cereal, but shuddered to realize how much fat and sugar often constitutes some varieties.
Here is the recipe that I have tweaked a little bit, mostly because I am not a fan of wheat germ and sunflower seeds, and wanted to experiment with lowering the fat a little.
Low-fat Granola with apple juice concentrate
(makes 1 big pan–about one quart. Double recipe for about two quarts)
1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 T. canola oil (Tammy suggests sunflower or almond oil)
1 t. vanilla
1/2 T. cinnamon
1/4 t. sea salt
3 cups rolled oats (not the quick cooking type)
1/2 cup almonds, cashews or pecans (or other nuts or seeds that you like)
1/2 to 3/4 cups dried fruit
handful of natural coconut
Preheat oven to 325. Oil or spray a baking sheet with no-stick spray.
Stir together apple juice concentrate, maple syrup, oil and vanilla in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add cinnamon and salt.
In separate bowl mix rolled oats and nuts.
Combine wet and dry mixture in large bowl, and then spread out on baking sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes at 325, stir, turn off oven and leave in for 5-10 minutes until mixture is crispy. Remove. Stir in dried fruit and coconut.
Store in mason jars in refrigerator.
I really enjoy this granola. Not only is it good with almond milk and fresh raspberries, it also tastes delicious with yogurt.
Thank you so much, Tammy, for taking the time to find and share this apple juice concentrate recipe.
Perhaps some of you other healthy eaters might enjoy this as well!