Good-Morning Granola Recipe
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Good-Morning Granola Recipe

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This is ridiculously easy to make and has lots of healthy ingredients. It's a great way to start your day or to keep you going. With pretty packaging, it makes a nice gift or bake sale item. —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • Reduced-fat plain yogurt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without yogurt) equals 206 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine orange juice, honey and oil. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and mix well.
  2. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt if desired. Yield: 7-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Good-Morning Granola in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p47

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without yogurt) equals 206 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"So easy to make and very delicious. Tried it with all kinds of dried fruit and even gave some away for Christmas presents. This makes granola an affordable breakfast, and it is so healthy!"

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