Colleen Ogilvie: Healthy Homemade Granola

Hello from Winnipeg! I get a lot of requests for my granola recipe. I actually have several granola recipes I like to play around with. This one is pretty basic, but once you have tried it you can change around the ingredients to find a combination you like!

You’ll usually find a variety of nuts and dried fruit in a granola recipe and it is entirely up to you to pick your favorites! Today I chose to use almonds, which provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, as well as Vitamin E, which fights inflammation.  Almonds are also a source of magnesium, calcium and iron, which are all pretty important for a female athlete like myself!

Happy Breakfasting! :)

Ingredients:

2 cups oats

¼ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup apple juice

2 tbsp canola oil

1 tsp cinnamon

2-3 tbsp maple syrup

¼ cup chopped almonds

¼ cup dried chopped dates (or other fruit)

¼ cup dried chopped cranberries

20140110_143052Handy Tip: Don’t put the dried fruit and the nuts in the same bowl like I did. You’ll need them separated!
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except dried fruit in a large bowl. Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and grease.
  3. Spread mixture over cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Let cool and mix in fruit.

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Colleen Ogilvie
Canadian and Professional Volleyball Player
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