Sunday, May 8, 2011

Make your own series: Granola

Cinnamon Maple Granola
(adapted from Your Guide to Heart Smart Living, The Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute)

The booklet states: "Plan a good breakfast and stick with it, saving your yen for experimentation for other meals.

cooking spray
1/2 C vegetable oil, like canola.
1/2  C maple syrup, or honey
1 C raw nuts, such as walnuts, almonds.
1C seeds
5 C old fashioned oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat the oven at  350F. Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets.
In a large bowl, combine oil and maple syrup with the nuts, seeds, oats and spices. Stir and spread thinly on the baking sheets.
Bake for 20'  and then stir the mixture before cooking for another 10-15 minutes  until mixture is crispy and golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool.
Store in an air-tight container and consume within two weeks.


You can add fresh fruit, or yogurt to vary the taste.


  1. I just love granola and will definitely be trying this. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. That looks really good, I'm going to try this!

  3. Oh, my, that recipe looks great! I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks, Rosaria!

  4. the recipe looks GREAT !!!! thanks for the Welcome Back....makes me feel good. i have missed everybody...i think i have finally snapped out of my blogging slump....

    teddy and i will be back to visit soon...looking forward to a FUN SUMMER !!!!

    kary and teddy