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Apple Cinnamon Granola

 Apple Cinnamon Granola
Granola is a healthier alternative to many snacks and is stored at room temperature. This crunchy treat is great as is or use as a topping to yogurt or as a breakfast cereal with milk.—Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup dried apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, and almonds; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the concentrate, oil and honey. Cook
  • and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the cereal, apples, wheat germ,
  • cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over oat mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at
  • 300° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15
  • minutes. Cool on wire racks. Stir in raisins. Store in an airtight
  • container.
  • Yield: 6 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup granola equals 248 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.