Sunday, July 13, 2008

Maple-Walnut Granola

6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup barley or brown rice flour
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (undiluted)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons organic canola oil
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine oats, flour, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together juice concentrates, maple syrup , oil, water, and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until evenly moistened. Divide mixture between two large pans, spreading it out into a one-inch thick layer. Bake until golden brown, about 50-60 minutes. Stir well every 15 minutes, then spread mixture back to one-inch-thick layer before returning it to oven. When granola is finished baking, remove form oven and stir in raisins while granola is still hot. Steam form the hot cereal will help plump the raisins. Le to cool completely. Store in airtight containers in the refrigeration.

Per 1/2-cup serving: Calories: 277; Protein: 7g; Carbohydrate: 42g; Fat: 11g; Sodium: 65mg; Cholesterol: 0mg; Fiber: 4.0g. 

-Breaking the Food Seduction by Neal Barnard

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