This granola is great for boosting energy and is high in iron! It can be used as a snack, cereal for breakfast, or a topping for a fruit and yogurt parfait dessert. The added raisins and apricots provide lots of iron, vitamin A, and carbohydrate.
3 cups (750 mL) – Rolled Oats
½ cup (125 mL) – Raw almonds, slivered
3 Tbsp (45 mL) – Wheat germ
2 Tbsp (30 mL) – Coconut oil, melted
¼ cup (60 mL) – Maple syrup
1 cup (250 mL) – Raisins
1 cup (250 mL) – Dried apricots, chopped
½ Tbsp (8 mL) – Cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the rolled oats, almonds, wheat germ, apricots, raisins and cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Pour over the dry ingredients and toss together, making sure that everything is lightly coated.
- Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently so the mixture browns evenly.
- Store granola in an airtight container.
Makes 24 servings (30g / serving).
Adapted From: www.joyofbaking.com & www.tastefood.info
Written by: Jennifer Broxterman, Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
Runners Feed in partnership with NutritionRx
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