Crunchy Spice Granola

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I've searched a long time for a tasty granola without added fat. After years of experimenting, I came up with my own. One batch should last awhile in an airtight container.

Yield:

8 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 43
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 8.3 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Calcium 6 mg

Ingredients

3 cups regular oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 (6-ounce) jar pear baby food
1 cup wheat bran flakes cereal with raisins
1 cup crisp cross of corn and rice cereal
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped dates
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spread first three ingredients on a jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven.

Reduce oven temperature to 250°.

Combine honey and next 5 ingredients (honey through baby food) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.

Combine oat mixture, honey mixture, bran flakes, and next 5 ingredients (bran flakes through dates); stir well. Spread mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container.

Note: Sprinkle over yogurt, fresh fruit slices, or frozen yogurt as a quick topping.

Note:

November 1996
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