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Delectable Granola Recipe

Delectable Granola Recipe

A great make-ahead recipe! Be sure to remove from the cookie sheets within 20 minutes after baking to prevent sticking. —Lori Stevens, Riverton, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:22 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Plain yogurt, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans and coconut. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt if desired. Yield: 11 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without yogurt) equals 288 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.