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Making Granola

In my home a container of oatmeal is used for more than making a bowl of porridge. A portion of it makes granola, which is a good tasting, anytime, inexpensive, and healthy food to make.

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Just make a syrup using about 1 1/4 cups canola oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup, and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix and pour over a dry mixture of 2 cups instant or old fashioned oats and a 1/2 cup of chopped nuts. Mix all well, place on a baking sheet to bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, allow to cool and add raisins or apricots. Enjoy!

Frugal Tip: I recycle my finished raisin bran bag by tapping out any crumbs left behind and reuse to store my granola which finishes quickly.

By sbb1 from Umm al Quain, UAE

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Making Granola

Granola can be good for you but NOT with 1 and 1/4 cups of canola oil and 1/3 cup maple syrup per 2 cups of oats.

You're eating almost as much non-beneficial oil as you are eating oats! You wouldn't eat french fries or fried chicken that absorbed OVER half their weight in oil and call that healthy.

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Is the recipe correct as posted?

(08/11/2008)

By kt

Making Granola

I can't imagine that much oil on so little cereals this a typo? WOW! (08/11/2008)

By Amandablue

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