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Makeover Toasted Granola

 Makeover Toasted Granola
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
21 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 202 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 118 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.