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Homemade Granola

“Absolutely fantastic,” is how our taste testers described this sweet and crunchy granola. With 7 g of protein and 4 g of fiber, it helps fill you up deliciously. —Nancy Johnson, Laverne, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 cups

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Fat-free milk, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine oats and almonds. In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice, syrup, oil, cinnamon and salt. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until heated through. Remove from the heat. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in coconut and raisins. Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 234 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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