Homemade granola is the only way to go for those of us who find all the store-bought granola far too sweet. This granola is even-textured, great for parfaits, doesn't make big clusters. Making clusters takes sugar, and quite a lot of it.
For grab-a-quick-bite mornings, a half cup of granola with milk is fine. But for a special occasion breakfast, try parfaits with layers of granola, yogurt and berries or other fruit. If store-bought vanilla yogurt is too sweet for your taste, buy plain nonfat yogurt and lightly sweeten it with 2 teaspoons real maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract per cup of yogurt.
Makes 5 cups / 10 servings
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts and seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried currants or other dried fruit