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Wholesome Morning Granola

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield 7 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
"I use fruit juices and other natural sweeteners to sweeten this cereal. On cold mornings, it's wonderful with warm milk." -CL Reader

Ingredients

  • 4 cups regular oats
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal (such as Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries

Nutrition Information

  • calories 252
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 5.2 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 8.4 g
  • carbohydrate 46.2 g
  • fiber 5.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 10 mg
  • calcium 36 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the juices in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 2/3 cup. Remove from heat; stir in honey. Slowly pour juice mixture over oat mixture, tossing to coat. Spread oat mixture evenly onto a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly; stir in blueberries. Cool completely, and store in an airtight container.