This is an update to my Great Granola. Now it's better. It's lower in fat and calories, and incorporates pumpkin seed kernels- perfect for this time of year!
Granola can be a powerhouse of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Unfortunately, it can also be a source of excessive calories. Granola certainly has it's place. It's a lovely breakfast, when used in moderation with yogurt or milk. It can also be a lovely snack when on a trail or camping.
Better than Great Granola contains more monounsaturated fats than your typical granola, thanks to all of the nuts, seeds, and olive oil.
Better than Great Granola
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup bran flakes cereal
1 cup Grape Nuts cereal
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seed kernels
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, cereal, nuts, seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine honey, oil, and juice. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and mix well until coated. On baking sheets lined with parchment paper, evenly spread granola (I recommend 2 large sheets). Bake for 17-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow to cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup serving: 226 calories, 14g fat (8 g monounsaturated), 6 g protein, 28 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber