This healthful granola contains little oil or honey and has a lively orange-and-lemon flavor.

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Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine oats, bran, almonds, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger in a large bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, oil, honey and orange and lemon zests in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir in vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

  • Spread mixture on two 11-by-16-inch baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Let cool and stir in raisins (or dates, if using).


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 38.6g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 7.1g 11% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 13.3IU; vitamin c 4.8mg 8% DV; folate 5.8mcg 2% DV; calcium 43.7mg 4% DV; iron 2.4mg 14% DV; magnesium 27.2mg 10% DV; potassium 240.2mg 7% DV; sodium 2.6mg; thiaminmg 3% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Yummy This has such good flavor. We made a few changes as follows: sometimes use dried zest and add it to liquid seems to work OK; let the raisins and dates (after cutting) sit out for several hours or a day so they don't clump when mixed into other ingredients; baking in 3 batches instead of 2 allows it to become more crunchy. Pros: Flavorful and aromatic Cons: Dried fruit clumps when mixed with other ingredients but there is a remedy Read More