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Cranberry-Nut Granola Recipe

Cranberry-Nut Granola Recipe

A powerhouse of a snack, this homemade granola is packed with nuts, dried fruit and just enough sweetness to satisfy. Fitness buffs will eat it up.—Melanie Schreiner, Liverpool, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 8 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups toasted wheat germ
  • 1-1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine the oil, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to two parchment paper-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp, stirring once. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in cranberries and coconut. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 18 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 279 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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