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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Toasted Barley and Berry Granola

While rolled barley flakes look nearly identical to rolled oats, they pack more fiber. Look for them in whole-food shops or supermarket bulk food bins. Serve over plain low-fat yogurt.

Cooking Light MARCH 2010

  • Yield: 4 cups (serving size: 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkinseed kernels
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 cups rolled barley flakes
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Place pumpkinseed kernels and sunflower seed kernels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 5 minutes. Cool seeds in pan on a wire rack.

3. Combine syrup and next 6 ingredients (through cardamom) in a medium bowl. Stir in toasted kernels, barley, and wheat germ.

4. Spread barley mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes.

5. Remove from oven; cool granola in pan on a wire rack. Stir in dried blueberries and dried cranberries. Store in an airtight container.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 181
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.4g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 59mg
  • Calcium: 13mg
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