Toasted Almond Granola Recipe
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Toasted Almond Granola Recipe

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"I combined several granola recipes to come up with this one," says Tracy Weakly from Aloha, Oregon of her crunchy cranberry-and-apricot-flavored treat. "For fun, vary the kinds of fruits and nuts. The possibilities are endless."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Fat-free plain yogurt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 212 calories, 4g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, cereal, wheat germ, milk powder, almonds, brown sugar, sunflower kernels and salt. In a saucepan, combine the orange juice, honey and oil. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until honey is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the extracts. Pour over the 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. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt if desired. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Toasted Almond Granola in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p64

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dv80det 142114
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"This was a great way to start the day!"

JoeRD 63052
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"healthy meal that tastes great."

andij68 134905
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"I make this often leaving out the dried milk powder and raisins. I use dried cherries instead of cranberries. My whole family loves it as a cereal or yogurt topping."

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