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

Recipe by Health January 2005


Credit: Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary test

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


Ingredient Checklist


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.

Chef's Notes

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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.