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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.9
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 79.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Maple Almond Granola

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Maple Almond Granola

Introduction

Granola is incredibly affordable when you make it yourself. This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients: maple syrup, almond butter and seeds! Granola is incredibly affordable when you make it yourself. This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients: maple syrup, almond butter and seeds!
Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    1/2 c maple syrup
    1/4 c coconut oil
    1/4 c almond butter
    1 T cinnamon (or more if you prefer your granola to have a stronger cinnamon flavor)
    2 1/2 c. rolled oats
    1/4 c ground flax
    1/4 c chia seeds
    1/2 c chopped nuts/seeds (almonds, walnuts, pepitas)
    1/4 c unsweetened coconut
    1/2 c mixed dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, raisins)
    liberal sprinkle coarse salt

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Directions

Mix maple syrup, coconut oil and almond butter together. If your coconut oil is at room temperature, you might need to melt it first.
Mix oats, coconut, and cinnamon together, then add to wet ingredients.
Pour onto a baking sheet in an even layer. (I use a silicone baking sheet liner, but you can coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray if you prefer.) Bake at 300 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. I like my granola to be somewhat "raw."
Immediately upon removing the granola from the oven, add the chia, flax, seeds/nuts and dried fruit. (The fruit swells and gets sticky in the oven, and raw nuts/seeds retain more of their nutrition.) Add a sprinkle of kosher salt and toss well. The salt really brings out the sweetness and other flavors.

Makes 15 1/4-cup servings!






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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is amazing! I made some substitutions based on ingredients on hand including coconut butter for the coconut oil. I also baked it on top of a sheet of parchment paper which worked great. I ended up with 248 calories per half cup, definitely worth it! - 5/8/10

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  • 12 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Didn't make this, but plan to. Don't know what chia seeds are -have to figure that out. For those who don't like coconut or anything having to do with it - if you allergic to it then fine. But trust me - if you use coconut OIL your food will not taste like coconut and it's SO GOOD FOR YOU. - 3/26/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I really liked the maple/almond butter/coconut oil combination! I also added sesame seeds and dried apricots. - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Made it just now, looking for a chain and lock to keep me from nibbling on it! - 3/22/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made a version of this, chia seeds I use a bit of clove(small amount). Almonds, sunflower seeds and pecans, chopped, dried dates, two kinds of raisens and dried cherries and cranberries. I also used sf syrup. It turned out great and even the guys at my dh work want me to make them some as well. - 3/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    A total winner and for those of you who aren't sure what chia seeds are, look up the definition and read about all the wonderful qualities of this mighty, high protein seed. - 2/20/10

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  • 6 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! I may have to skip or substitute when I can as I am unable to get some ingredeints in my area.
    MG - 2/3/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'll have to figure that out too. chia seed
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-chia-se
    eds.htm
    Chia seeds are harvested from the Salvia hispanica plant, a type of sage in the mint family.The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and have versatile uses in the kitchen. - 11/23/11

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Coconut Oil is found in the oil department of most any grocery store. If you can't find it, ask the manager to order some. It really is worth it--very healthy. Some stores even carry a shortening in the baking department that will have the term "non-hydrogenated" on the label. - 10/14/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Chia seeds can be ordered through Swanson's Vitamins or some place like that. Coconut oil can be found at health food stores if you can't find it at the grocery store. I know the Food lion used to carry it but they got rid of most of their organic foods because they weren't selling too good I suppo - 6/10/10

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  • 3 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Not very low cal-what's the point of this? - 12/15/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I love coconut so I left it in. But my hubby doesn't now I need to make a batch without it. - 3/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    even my hubby likes it! - 2/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I made a batch yesterday planning to eat some this morning but when I woke up this morning I found out that there was hardly any left! (We're a family of five.) :) I'll have to make a huge batch next time. Also I didn't have coconut oil, so I used olive. - 12/28/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It sounds great except the coconut, cannot gag it down,, the rest sounds great!! Sugar free syrup is a must for diabetics,, will try this one!! - 5/20/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will try later...saving in my recipe file. - 5/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipe...easy to make. - 5/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    sound great. will try this weekend - 4/27/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have looked in my local WalMart, in the lard/shortening area, and they do not carry coconut oil. But it's worth looking, in case your store does. I just wanted to note my experience. - 3/19/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great granola - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds good will see if I can find the ingredients - 2/21/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will try this, as it looks really good & easy. - 2/3/10

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am going to give i a try. and thank you for the information on the coconut oil. - 2/2/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will try this. I hope the ingredients are not hard to find - 1/25/10

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