Healthy Oat Granola Recipe
1 2/3 cup quaker oat bran hot cereal, uncooke, d
1 cup quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, )
1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk solids
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup hulled sunflower seeds
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup dried banana chips
1/2 cup raisins
Healthy Oat Granola
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oat bran, oats, dried milk, honey,
sunflower seeds, oil, water, orange peel, and vanilla; mix well.
Spread in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until
golden brown, stirring once afetr 10 minutes. Stir in banana chips
and raisins. Cool completely. Store tightly cocvered up to 1 week.
Serve cold or hbot with skim milk or as a topping over fruit, low fat
yogurt or ice milk, if desired. (about 430 calories per serving)
*To heat* To heat 1 serving hot cereal, place 1 cup granola in a 2-cup
microwavable bowl. Add 1/2 cup skim milk. Microwave on HIGH about 1
minute 30 seconds or until heated through; stir.
Recipe from Quaker Oat Bran Cookbook
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