Crispy Granola for Trail Mix

granola barAt Symposium 2014 the 9-12 year olds enjoyed learning about healthy snacking options and why eating healthy is so important for their growing bodies.  They watched as the hotel chefs prepared homemade trail mix and then had the opportunity to create their very own individual trail mix for their afternoon snack.  Try setting up your own snack bar with this homemade granola, nuts, coconut, dark chocolate, raisins, dried cranberries, or any other favorite trail mix items.  Let your child choose and make their own variety.  Seal and store the rest for future snacking.  Eating and snacking healthy can be made simple.  Enjoy this fun to make and eat delicious recipe!!

Crispy Granola for Trail Mix

4 cups


1/4 cups

brown sugar

1/2 tsp


1/2 tsp


1 tsp

sea salt

3/4 cups

pure maple syrup

1/2 cups

good olive oil

*Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick
  spray and set aside.
*Mix oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
*Add oilve oil and maple syrup and mix until well coated.
*Spread oat mixture evenly on the baking sheet.
*Bake 45 minutes stirring every 10 minutes until golden brown.
*Remove from baking sheet   to cool.
*Once completely cool it’s ready to be mixed into the trail mix or use as a
  topping for any other snack. Store in an air tight container.
** Healthy options to   mix in for trail mix
 mini shreaded wheat, oat squares, dried fruit, nuts, dark chocolate or m&m’s