It’s Going to Be a Nutty Weekend!

Happy Saturday!!

I have two fabulous recipes that I absolutely have to share with you.

Here is the first, and I will post the other one a bit later:

I made this oh-so-yummy granola from Ellie Krieger’s The Food You Crave on Thursday evening, and I cannot stop eating it. The toasted nuts are so tasty and it smell like warm apple pie when you are baking it. Mmm … fall is in the (kitchen) air. I doubled the batch and we are already almost through the first. Make this a Sunday project!

Nutty Granola

Makes 4 ½ cups

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup chopped raw, unsalted walnuts

1/2 cup chopped unsalted almonds

1/2 cup chopped unsalted pecans

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins, optional (I made it with 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup dried blueberries.)

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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.

Take a look-y at the final product at top — Dan put some nutty granola on top of his yogurt and finished it off with some fresh strawberries. Soooo good!

Nutrition Information

(Per ½ cup serving)

Calories 280

Total Fat 15 grams

Saturated Fat 1.5 grams

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 67 mg

Carbohydrates 34 grams

Protein 7 grams

Fiber 4.5 grams

Check back later for a recipe for Energy Bars … these babies are so easy and yummy, too!

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2 Comments

Filed under Eat, Pray, Run, September 2008

2 responses to “It’s Going to Be a Nutty Weekend!

  1. aunt shawna

    Caroline, this sounds so yummy, and easy. I am always looking for nutritious snacks for the kids. I might make this during the week and put it in their lunches. They both have their first day of school tomorrow. Cole goes into 2nd, and Brooke, her first day of ALL day Kindergarten.

    p.s. I have been talking to Cole about the right foods to eat, especially before and after hockey. So the other night we had quiche, and a fruit salad, and toast. I had some white bread, and some whole grain, so I gave him the white, and he said, “I don’t want this mom, it’s made with white flour”. Is that a kid after your own heart or what?

  2. Ha, ha! That is so cute …. definitely a health nut in the making! (;

    You have no idea how good this granola is … Dan and I just love it. We cannot stop eating it.

    I am so happy to hear about their first days of school … they are getting so big. Enjoy and take lots of pictures! xoxo

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