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Healthy Start: Date and Almond Muesli

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Muesli is an easy choice for a wholesome breakfast: It's basically granola's simpler, healthier cousin. Chock full of toasted oats and dried fruit, muesli is made without adding any extra sugar or fat. We love it soaked in lowfat milk or stirred into yogurt. Get the recipe after the jump.


Date and Almond Muesli

Makes 3 cups

2 cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup chopped dates
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon coarse salt

1. Heat oven to 375°. On a rimmed baking sheet, spread oats evenly. On another rimmed baking sheet, spread almonds evenly. Bake, tossing occasionally, until nuts are golden brown, about 7 minutes, and oats are toasted, about 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, toss together oats, almonds, dates, cinnamon, and salt. Store in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks.

Per 1/2 cup serving: 193 cal; 5 g fat (0 g sat fat); 7 g protein; 30 g carb; 5 g fiber

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