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Homemade Granola

 Homemade Granola
“Absolutely fantastic,” is how our taste testers described this sweet and crunchy granola. With 7 g of protein and 4 g of fiber, it helps fill you up deliciously. —Nancy Johnson, Laverne, Oklahoma
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Fat-free milk, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine oats and almonds. In a small saucepan,
  • combine the apple juice, syrup, oil, cinnamon and salt. Cook and
  • stir for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until heated through. Remove
  • from the heat. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking
  • spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp, stirring
  • every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in coconut
  • and raisins. Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk if
  • desired. Yield: 5 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated without milk) equals 234 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 133 mg sodium,

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Homemade Granola (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.