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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.聽 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.聽 Try setting up your own snack聽bar with this homemade granola,聽nuts, coconut, dark chocolate, raisins, dried cranberries, or any other favorite trail mix items.聽 Let your child choose聽and make their own variety.聽 Seal and store the rest for future snacking.聽 Eating and snacking healthy can be made simple.聽 Enjoy this聽fun to make and eat聽delicious recipe!!

 

Crispy Granola for Trail Mix

4 cups

oats

1/4 cups

brown sugar

1/2 tsp

cinnamon

1/2 tsp

nutmeg

1 tsp

sea salt

3/4 cups

pure maple syrup

1/2 cups

good olive oil

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

 

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