Snackin' Granola Recipe
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Snackin' Granola Recipe

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Granola's a popular treat with children, and this one couldn't be easier to prepare. I flavor it with lots of tasty good-for-you ingredients. It's perfect to send in bag lunches or to serve after school. I've also used it as an "in-the-car" treat when we take family vacations. —Marlene Mohr, Cincinnati, Ohio
MAKES:
28 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
28 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins or chopped pitted dried plums
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or M&M's

Directions

In a large metal bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small saucepan, bring the oil and honey just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; pour over coconut mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
Spread in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes, stirring several times. Pour onto waxed paper to cool. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or M&M's. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Snackin Granola in Country Woman September/October 1995, p10

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 106 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins or chopped pitted dried plums
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or M&M's
  1. In a large metal bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small saucepan, bring the oil and honey just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; pour over coconut mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  2. Spread in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes, stirring several times. Pour onto waxed paper to cool. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or M&M's. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Snackin Granola in Country Woman September/October 1995, p10

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bakergirlmd User ID: 6045723 43556
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I've not yet made this recipe, but it makes me yearn for fall days, especially as the kids start back to school! I think I would change up the plums, apricots and raisins for dried cherries, which would give it a nice color. Dried cranberries or blueberries would work well, too! You could add dried pepitas and sunflower seeds in place of the sesame seeds. I would use dark chocolate chips to contrast the dried cherries. This is a great recipe!"

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