Recipe: Elemental Granola (With Pistachios, Dried Cherries and Vanilla)
Filled with ingredients that are important elements in the Mediterranean diet, this granola is perfect for your breakfast or a snack!
Whole grains, like the oats in this recipe, are high in fiber and important elements in the Mediterranean diet. Full of nuts and seeds, this recipe from Marwan Sabbagh, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, provides vitamin B4 and vitamin E ― nutrients that support brain health. The berries are rich in polyphenol antioxidants.
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6 tablespoons maple syrup
6 tablespoons brown sugar (unpacked)
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup sesame seeds
½ cup raw whole macadamia nuts
½ cup shelled raw pistachios
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup dried tart cherries, cranberries or blueberries
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
The granola will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.
Makes 14 servings (serving size is ½ cup).
Total fat: 18 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 100 mg
Total carbohydrate: 30 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 6 g
Source: The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health (© 2012 Ten Speed Press)