Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fruity Granola

I absolutely cannot be trusted around Linda F's Nutty Granola ! It is worse than crack. (OK, not that I know what a crack addiction is like, but... well ya'know.)
So, I came up with a plan to trim the calories just a bit. The final product is not bad at all. Actually, it's very good.

Joni's Fruity Granola
Spray coat the bottom of a large roaster with cooking spray. Heat oven to 250 and add the following:
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup soy nuts
1 1/2 cups oats

In a saucepan melt:
1/3 cup smart balance margarine
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup cherry sugar free preserves
1/2 cup splenda
1 tsp vanilla

Pour over the nuts and seeds and mix well. Put in oven and stir every 20 minutes or so until dry. Mine took about 2 1/2 hours.

Thanks again to Linda F and her awesome recipes!

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