Saturday, November 10, 2007

Crunchy Goodness

Nutty Granola*****

Andy made his jack-o-lantern recently and saved the pumpkin seeds for me. I roasted them at the time and saved them in an air-tight container for later use…I found my treasured use and a welcome partner for my lunchtime yogurt.
Cooking Spray
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped raw, unsalted walnuts
1/2 cup chopped unsalted almonds
1/2 cup chopped unsalted pecans (I used pumpkin seeds instead)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins, optional

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl combine the oats, nuts, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and the raisins, if using. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer the sheet to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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