A little number-crunching reveals that granola's image as a health food is undeserved. Shifting the balance toward fruits and whole grains and keeping the coconut to a minimum keeps it healthy.

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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine oats, wheat flakes, wheat germ, almonds, coconut and salt in a large bowl.

  • Stir together apple-juice concentrate, brown sugar (if using) and oil in a small bowl; add to the oat mixture and mix thoroughly.

  • Spread on a baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes. Stir in raisins, prunes and apricots. Bake for 5 minutes longer. Cool.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; 5.2 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 83 mg sodium. 375 mg potassium; 40.5 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 5.1 g protein; 186 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 14 mcg folate; 32 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 27 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
This granola is fabulous! I'm trying to eat 1200 calories a day and adding it to a little plain yogurt in the morning keeps me full for 4-5 hours! I didn't add any brown sugar and it was still sweet enough! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This granola is absolutely wonderful. I didn't add the brown sugar as its sweet enough. I have it for breakfast with fruit and yogourt. Delish & satisfying. Read More