First at Four recipe: Maple-Almond-Cinnamon Granola

First at Four recipe: Maple-Almond-Cinnamon Granola

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Granola is a controversial choice for a healthy breakfast food.

The store-bought kind isn’t always the best for you.

Chef Gwen Gulliksen with Cape Fear Community College shares a recipe that will help you fit granola into your balanced breakfast.

MAPLE-ALMOND-CINNAMON GRANOLA

(Makes Cookie Sheet Pan)

Organic oats, old fashioned 3 cups

Almonds, sliced 2/3 cup (2.25oz bag)

Cinnamon, ground 1 ½ Tbsp

Maple Syrup ½ cup

Olive Oil ¼ cup

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees

2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well incorporated – then pour out onto a lined cookie sheet pan.

3. Cook for 20 minutes – then take out of oven and turn with a spatula – then cook for another 20 minutes

4. Cool completely before serving or storing

5. Serve with fresh seasonal fruit & almond milk or yogurt

6. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired

Chef Gwen said this granola can be put into mason jars and given out as small holiday treats.

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