Homemade Granola
For this homemade granola we use frozen cranberry juice concentrate and a touch of honey to sweeten the cereal and pack it full of good-for-you ingredients such as wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries.
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberry-juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 250°F. In a large bowl, stir together oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and salt.

2. In a small bowl, stir together cranberry-juice concentrate, honey, oil, and vanilla. Pour mixture over oats mixture and, with a fork, stir to coat.

3. Spoon on to jelly-roll pan, spreading mixture out to an even layer. Bake 1 hour or until oats are lightly browned and crisp, stirring several times as mixture cooks.

4. Remove from oven, cool to room temperature, and stir in dried cranberries. Pack in an airtight container to store.

Nutritional Information
Per 1/2 cup serving: 258 calories, 7.8g total fat, 1.1g saturated fat, 2.7g monounsaturated fat, 3.4g polyunsaturated fat, 5.4g dietary fiber, 9g protein, 40g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium.
Good source of: fiber, magnesium, quercetin, selenium, vitamin E, zinc.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
Makes about 6-1/2 cups

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