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Golden Honey Granola

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield Makes 18 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This granola is much lower in fat and calories than most store-bought brands because it has less oil. It's packed with almonds, which means it's full of fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E. And recent research shows one serving of almonds has as many antioxidants as a cup of green tea.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups regular oats
  • 3/4 cup sliced unblanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups wheat bran flakes cereal (such as Bran Flakes)
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins or dried mixed fruit

Nutrition Information

  • calories 163
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 68 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Spread oats and almonds evenly in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Stir well; continue to bake until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine the honey, oil, cinnamon, salt, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the warm, toasted, oat mixture to bowl; toss well. Line the previously used baking sheet with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray. Return the mixture to the pan, and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

  4. Break the oat mixture into chunks; toss with the cereal and the raisins. Store tightly covered at room temperature up to 2 weeks.