This granola is much tastier and less expensive than store-bought varieties. The baking time is worth the effort.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.


Credit: Tina Rupp

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5 mins
45 mins
50 mins
12 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300°.

  • Heat juice and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until dissolved; set aside.

  • Combine oats and next 10 ingredients (through sunflower seed kernels) in a large bowl.

  • Pour juice mixture over oat mixture; toss.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 4g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 5g; iron 3mg; sodium 42mg; calcium 35mg.