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Looking for a Granola Recipe

Does anyone have a recipe for granola or granola bars that does not contain a lot of sugar or fat?

I want something that I can take with me while hiking or working out--a recipe that is not too sweet & sticky...



Sun. Jan 22, 10:57am

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my favorite granola recipe

This is not sweet at all, is great in yogurt, for muffins, etc. You can vary some aspects of it to suit your taste, cut recipe in half if you like. Patience in toasting is key.

9 c. old fashioned rolled oats (you can substitue some of these flakes w/others such as barley flakes, triticale, but no more than 4 c.)
1 c. raw wheat germ
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. unsweetened wide flake coconut (found in some bulk sections or health food stores and coops-freeze what you don't use for later)
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. lightly chopped pumpkin seeds
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. hot water
1/4 c. canola, walnut, safflower or almond oil
1/2 c. honey
1 TBS. vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Toss dry ingredients in large bowl. Mix together water, oil, honey and vanilla and drizzle over dry ingredients. Mix well. Spread out onto baking sheets or large roasting pan and bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 min. You may need to adjust oven temp depending on your oven (electric tends to need to be 275 degrees). Cool and store in airtight container. If you are used to sweeter mix, you may want to add in 1/4-1/2 c/ brown sugar before baking.

Sunday, January 22, 2006, 2:25 PM

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Here's mine -

5 c. old fashioned rolled oats
3 c. mixed nuts
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1/4 c. toasted sesame seeds
1/4 c. wheat germ (or bran flakes)
1 tbs cinnamon
1-2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c. canola oil or butter
1/2 c. honey
1 tbs vanilla

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix all wet ingredients in a seperate bowl. Gradually mix the wet mixture into the dry one. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray. Spread half of the mixture on each sheet. Bake on the upper racks at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes, switching racks and stirring every 10 minutes. Add 2-3 c. dried fruit if desired after baking.

Sunday, January 22, 2006, 2:50 PM

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A great granola bar recipe

You can find a great granola bar recipe at the following address. It's both low fat and low sugar. I made them and they only took a few minutes to prepare and were yummy!! My kids also loved them.
http://www.projectstomake.com/granolacookies.html

Saturday, August 11, 2007, 2:28 PM

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