Makeover Toasted Granola Recipe
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Makeover Toasted Granola Recipe

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My family likes this granola in so many ways. We sprinkle it over yogurt and ice cream, we eat it with milk like cereal, and we love to just eat it right from the container! —Susan Lajeunesse, Colchester, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups bran flakes
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 202 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring brown sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the oats, bran flakes, wheat germ, flour and salt. Stir oil and vanilla into sugar mixture; pour over oat mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until dry and lightly browned, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 10-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Makeover Toasted Granola in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p12

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mizzizee2 User ID: 2912027 166803
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2008

"My family enjoy this recipe. We sprinkle it in our yogurt and as our morning cereal. I just grab a handful and eat it as an snack."

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