I like to start my day with a bowl of healthy granola. It’s made with cholesterol-lowering oats, heart-healty nuts and dried berries, loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Serve it with milk or plain yogurt. This granola will keep in a sealed, airtight container for about 2 months.
Healthy GranolaCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Simple
Healthy granola, made with cholesterol-lowering oats.
3 cups rolled oats (don’t use quick-cooking or steel-cut oats)
1/2 cup chopped unsalted nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, or slivered almonds
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup walnut oil, pecan oil, or olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried berries, apples, pears, or pitted dates
- Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F / 175C.
- Mix the oats, nuts, honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Spread on a large baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Stir and continue baking until golden brown, about another 10 minutes. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack. Sprinkle the berries or fruit on top; stir well. Let cool down completely before storing.
- For a bigger pop of flavor, use a nut oil that matches the nut you’ve chosen. If you prefer a milder flavor, substitute with canola oil.