Paradise Granola Recipe
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Paradise Granola Recipe

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“Even our 4-year-old, who isn’t fond of dried fruit, enjoys this granola. It’s low fat, full of fiber and just plain delicious,” says Robyn Larabee of Lucknow, Ontario.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons raisins

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 132 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, oil, orange peel, vanilla and salt; pour over oat mixture and mix well. Spread evenly into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Paradise Granola in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p59

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snoddy User ID: 7400595 233463
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"Love this recipe but I omit all of the dried fruit because it is wonderful without and way fewer calories. We put in on top of yogurt and also on top of my healthy apple pie filling. You wouldn't believe that 1/2 cup of the pie filling, 1/4 cup of granola with a big spoon of cool whip is only about 200 calories. Tastes just like apple crisp!"

Mayte Wynn User ID: 5920546 149543
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"Thank you so much. I've been looking for a low fat granola. I didnt have all the ingredients, but even with I had, taste GREAT. Next time, I'm going to follow the whole recipe. Thank you again."

abbie2005 User ID: 5306017 76557
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"I took my granola out of the oven a few minutes early, and once I put everything together, it looked exactly like the picture!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 67656
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"This recipe is incredibly easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. It's one my family wants many, many times and we'll be making it every chance we get. It's a keeper, for sure."

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