Sports Snack Crunch!

Granola is supposed to be a healthy food, right?

If you read the labels on many granola products, there are additives in there that Center for Science in the Public Interest has deemed as substances “everyone should avoid”.

A great strategy that also saves money is to make your own granola. We call it the Sports Snack Crunch. Just be aware of any nut allergies that might affect other kids in the program.

The recipe is really a framework.

Add any of these for protein or added flavor:

 

Chocolate Chips         Peanuts                           Pumpkin Seeds

 

Dried Figs                    Chopped Pecans           Sesame Seeds

 

Chopped Walnuts      Sunflower Seeds           Cinnamon

 

In a saucepan, add the following ingredients:

1 ½ C. Agave Nectar (Amber Flavor)

½ C. Honey

1 ½ C. Smart Balance Omega 3s – Canola & Olive blend

4 T. Vanilla

Heat until emulsified on low for 2-3 minutes while stirring.

In a bowl, mix together:

1 container Oats – Old Fashioned (not Quick Oats)

½ C. Flaxseed meal

3 ½ C. unsweetened coconut flakes

1 ½ C. dried unsulfured cranberries

1 ½ C. dried unsulfured chopped apricots

Pour oil mixture on to oat mixture. Stir. Pour Crunch into baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees. Bake for 30-40mins. Stirring every 10-15mins.

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