Friday, July 27, 2007

Fruity Granola Recipe

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a good way to give your child energy for the day. Here is a recipe for a fruity granola that your kids can help you make. Makes a great nutritious snack too.


(1/3 ( cup light brown sugar ¼ cup light tasting vegetable oil like Canola or Sunflower¼ cup water ¼ t salt 3½ cups regular oats ½ cup sunflower seeds or chopped nuts 16 oz dried mixed fruit (chopped) such as cherries, cranberries or any other dried fruit that your kids like and a non-stick cooking spray

Combine brown sugar, oil, water, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring until sugar is melted. Drizzle mixture over oats, tossing well. Spray non-stick coating on a large shallow baking sheet and spread oats. Bake at 250° F. for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally (do not over bake or mixture will be bitter) and add the seeds and nuts during the last 10 minutes. Cool. Stir in dried fruit bits. Store in a tightly covered container or zip lock bag Makes 6 cups

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