Crunchy Homemade Granola Recipe
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Crunchy Homemade Granola Recipe

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Cinnamon, nutmeg and honey add a dash of heartwarming charm to this crunchy homemade granola. "We like it over yogurt or milk, but it's also good on it's own as a snack," promises Oshkosh, Wisconsin's Margaret Potempa. New dietary recommendations encourage half of the grains in the diet to come from whole grains like the oatmeal in this recipe. Try sprinkling this granola on yogurt, salads, ice cream and baked winter squash to help meet your dietary goals.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:11 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 250 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Drizzle with honey and oil; toss to coat. Spread in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 300° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring twice. Yield: 11 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon Granola in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p9

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"I have made this receipe many times and shared it with friends. It's delicious with fresh blueberries and yogurt or dried fruit and yogurt. I double the nutmeg and cinnamon for a bolder flavor, but it's good either way. Easy to make."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I had a really tough time making this- it was extremely messy. Mediocre responses to it- no one was a big fan and it took a while for the batch to get finished. I wouldn't put the work in to make it again."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"Very delicious granola! I added some vanilla extract which gives it a nice flavor."

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