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New Generation Granola

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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. "
New Generation Granola

Makes: 8 cups

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Ingredients

  • 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

  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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per 1/2-cup serving: 219 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 5 g fiber; 83 mg sodium; 375 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (18% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat


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Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Breakfast
Brunch
Snack
Type of Dish
Baked Goods, other
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Ethnic/Regional
American
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