Monday, June 17, 2013

Walnut-Raisin Granola


         Whew..the last few days have been crazy busy with cleaning and packing. We had our inspection today and the rental company brought over 3 potential renters to look at the place. Everything went fine and now my husband and I are taking a much needed break for a few days...17 more days until we sign the papers!!!!

So lets talk about granola..I love it. I never get tired of it and always find ways of using it. We love it on yogurt,ice cream,in a bowl with milk, as a snack, in cookies and made into bar form. I have a mile long list of granola recipes to try and each one brings something new.

This recipe comes from Weight Watchers and I gotta was really good! I loved the orange zest and the crunch from the pumpkin seeds and walnuts. I was worried it wouldn't have enough flavor but we all really enjoyed it.

Walnut-Raisin Granola

3 cups Old-fashioned Oats
1/3 cup Chopped Walnuts
1/3 cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Wheat Germ
1/4 cup Flaked Sweetened Coconut
1 TBS Canola Oil
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Salt
Zest of 1 Orange
1/2 cup Raisins

Pre heat oven to 300 or 150 ceclius. Spray a large baking pan(such as a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan) with nonstick spray.

Stir together all ingredients except for raisins in a large bowl. Pour mixture onto prepared pan and spread out evenly.

Bake,stirring once half way through the cooking time,until golden brown,about 25 minutes. Stir in raisins and let cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Store in airtight container up to 1 month.

Yield: 12 servings..1/3 cup has 178 calories
Source: Weight Watchers