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

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  • 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; 7.1 g total fat; 3 mg sodium. 38.6 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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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