I have been promising Simon that I would make some homemade granola for a while now. This month's Martha Stewart Food magazine has a great recipe for a lower fat, maple syrup sweetened granola that fit the bill.
I am a big fan of Fage Greek yogurt. If you haven't tried this yet, you must! It is available at Trader Joe's and I am seeing it in more and more stores lately. I think this granola will accompany that nicely.
Maple Nut Granola
3.5 cups of rolled oats
1/4 c of chopped pecans
1/4 c of chopped almonds
5 t canola oil
5T real maple syrup*
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Spread onto rimmed ungreased cookie sheet and place in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheet halfway through cooking.
Cool completely before serving.
*real maple syrup tastes 10000x better than the imitation "mrs butterworth" or "log cabin" varieties that contain high fructose corn syrup. If you have never tried the real stuff, I encourage you to do this. It is a healthy alternative sweetener .