- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 cups regular oats
- 2 cups whole-wheat toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
- 2 cups sweetened puffed wheat cereal (such as Kellogg's Smacks)
- 1 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
- 1/2 cup nutlike cereal nuggets (such as Grape-Nuts)
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup unsalted soy nuts
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seed kernels
- Cooking spray
- 1 (6-ounce) package dried cherries
- 2 (4-ounce) packages dried blueberries
1. Preheat oven to 300°.
2. Heat juice and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until dissolved; set aside.
3. Combine oats and next 10 ingredients (through sunflower seed kernels) in a large bowl.
4. Pour juice mixture over oat mixture; toss.
5. Divide mixture in half; spread evenly over 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes or until dry and crispy, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely; stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
- Prep Time:
- Cook Time: This granola is much tastier and less expensive than store-bought varieties. The baking time is worth the effort.
- Yield: 12 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
|Calories per serving:||290|
|Fat per serving:||10g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||1g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||4g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||4g|
|Protein per serving:||6g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||47g|
|Fiber per serving:||5g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||0.0mg|
|Iron per serving:||3mg|
|Sodium per serving:||42mg|
|Calcium per serving:||35mg|
Good to Know
Make homemade granola and save on the costs of expensive store brands. You can pick and choose what to add—dried fruit, nuts, chocolate. Granola is a great source of fiber and healthy, unsaturated fats. Add milk or yogurt for a meal, or carry it around for a healthy on-the-go snack.