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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola


Cinnamon Vanilla Granola by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

A couple days ago I got an email from a reader asking about my favorite breakfast ideas….

SO, when I got the opportunity to write a post for Mazola Corn Oil picking any recipe from their site to duplicate for y’all, it wasn’t a hard choice.

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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola jumped out at me- it’s packed with good-for-you healthy ingredients!

AND I’ve had my eye out for a delicious granola recipe to top off my fat-free greek yogurt with because I love, love, love it for a quick and healthy breakfast.

Yield: 8

Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

Cinnamon Vanilla Granola by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans OR sliced almonds OR sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 teaspoons Tone's® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, raisins OR other dried fruit

Instructions

  1. Combine old fashioned oats, quick oats, pecans and wheat germ in a large bowl. Combine maple syrup, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture evenly on greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 300°F for 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until oats are toasted.
  3. Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store in airtight container.
  4. Serving suggestion: To make yogurt parfaits, layer 6 ounces fat-free honey greek yogurt, 1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen fruit and 1/4 cup granola.

* This recipe is one of the many delicious healthy recipes at Mazola.com

Cinnamon Vanilla Granola by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Cinnamon Vanilla Granola recipe has only 2 Tablespoons of Mazola Corn Oil in the whole batch!  It’s lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and the cinnamon and vanilla in it will fill your whole home with a delicious aroma!

Do you know how good oats are for your heart?  It’s rich in soluble fiber which lowers bad cholesterol, full of antioxidants, and a rich source of fiber and protein.  Oats in any form are a great addition to a healthy diet.  Granola is an especially yummy way to get oats and this recipe isn’t high in fat which makes it that much better for you 🙂

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and all the other recipes from Mazola.com – they have a wide variety of amazing looking recipes.  For an add plus a new study shows Mazola Corn Oil lowers cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil.  Try it today for sautéing, stir frying and baking.  Go to Mazola.com to learn more.

 

Happy Friday!

xoxo~ Ruthie

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mazola via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mazola.

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Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!

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