Total time: 25 minutes
1½ cups rolled oats
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½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup almond, hazelnut or flaxseed meal
¼ cup raw sesame seeds
½ cup raw almond slivers
ª cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon salt
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure the oats, coconut, almond (or hazelnut or flaxseed) meal, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, oil, maple syrup and salt into a medium bowl. Stir well to combine.
Spread the mixture on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown, stirring once for even toasting.
Cool the granola on the cookie sheet. It can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. For each serving, combine ½ cup granola with ¼ cup each plain yogurt and diced fresh fruit.
Note: Almond meal, hazelnut meal and flaxseed meal are available at health-food stores, specialty food stores, Trader Joe's markets and some supermarkets.
Per serving: 287 calories; 7 grams protein; 24 grams carbohydrates; 20 grams fat (5 saturated); 0 cholesterol; 171 milligrams sodium; 5 grams fiber.