Make a batch of this before you head into your kids Cinnamon Toast Crunch or another high fat boxed granola.
- 2 cups regular oats
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries (swap for raisins if you want)
- sprinkle of mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.
Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.
Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake an additional 10 minutes, stir again. Bake last 10 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired
Note: Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.