(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.
1/2 C vegetable oil, like canola.
1/2 C maple syrup, or honey
1 C raw nuts, such as walnuts, almonds.
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.