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Power Granola

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield

About 4 3/4 cups (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Keep this nutrient-packed homemade granola on hand for a quick-fix breakfast or for snacking. Munch on it dry, add milk, or stir it into yogurt. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Nutrition Information

  • calories 196
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 3.3 g
  • protein 4.1 g
  • carbohydrate 32.5 g
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 5 mg
  • calcium 38 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.

  3. Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.

  4. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely.

  5. Note: Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.