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Canola granola

This crunchy, healthy granola contains rolled oats, wheat germ, almonds, and dried cherries drizzled with cinnamon, orange zest and maple syrup, and is baked for added crunch and flavour. Use it instead of trail mix on your next hike or camping trip. It stores well; keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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About ⅓ cup (75 mL)


2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats 
½ cup (125 mL) wheat germ
⅓ cup (75 mL) almond slices
2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
1 tbsp (15 mL) skim milk
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
1 tbsp (15 mL) orange zest
1 cup (250 mL) dried cherries


1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Coat a baking sheet with canola oil cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, almonds, and cinnamon; set aside. In small bowl, whisk together canola oil, syrup, milk, and vanilla, stirring constantly. Pour over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spread mixture on a baking sheet in a layer about ¼-inch (0.6 cm) thick. Bake for 25-30 minutes until browned, stirring two or three times during cooking while breaking up large pieces.

3. Remove from the oven, sprinkle evenly with orange zest and cherries. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


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Nutritional Information Per ⅓ cup (75 mL)
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 160
Fat 5 g 8 %
Saturated 0 g 3 %
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg %
Carbohydrate 23 g 8 %
Fibre 3 g 12 %
Sugars N/A
Protein 4 g

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