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Homemade Granola Recipe

“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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:10 servings

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

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