New Generation Granola

2 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

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.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat flakes
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce can apple-juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 °F. Combine oats, wheat flakes, wheat germ, almonds, coconut and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Stir together apple-juice concentrate, brown sugar (if using) and oil in a small bowl; add to the oat mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 220 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 186 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 32 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 83 mg sodium; 375 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat

Reviews 2

September 12, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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!
October 23, 2010
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By: Franca
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.