Friday, March 21, 2008

Granola for Weight Loss

Healthy Granola--Sweet!
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups rolled wheat and/or barley flakes
1/2 can apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup raisins
1 cup slivered, raw almonds (any raw nut is okay)
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats and flakes. Add juice concentrate; stir lightly, so as not to crush flakes. Spread mixture over nonstick cookie sheets. Sprinkle on cinnamon. Place in oven. Every fifteen minutes, remove sheets and stir mixture to promote even browning. After 45 minutes, turn down heat to 300 and continue process until completely dry, but not dark. Remove from oven and let cool completely before adding raisins and nuts. Serves 13. (Serving size: 1/2 cup) It's nice to wake up and have a nice light low calorie meal to start of the day and to jump start your weight loss programs and P90x.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45-60 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 194 Protein: 6 g Fiber: 4 g Carbs: 33 g Fat Total: 6 g Saturated Fat: < 1 g

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