Homemade Granola


2 cups whole rolled oats
1/2 cup unsalted nuts, chopped (such as walnuts, pecans)
1/4 cup unsalted seeds (such as sunflower or pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit (such as raisins or dried cranberries)
2-3 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey (or a combo of both)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or almond extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 large pinch fine sea salt


Preheat the oven to 300º F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss to coat (it will be sticky) Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until lightly toasted.  Cool before serving or storing. This granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. Serve on top of low-fat yogurt, whole grain cereal or fat-free frozen yogurt.  


Recipe adapted from elizabethrider.com