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We love the maple-nut flavor combination of this heart-healthy granola, but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts or dried fruit for your own custom blend.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2008


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Recipe Summary

1 hr 40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

  • Combine oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, brown sugar, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Combine syrup, water and oil in a medium bowl or large measuring cup and pour over the oat mixture; stir until well combined. Spread the mixture into a large (12-by-15-inch) roasting pan or large rimmed baking sheet.

  • Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir, and continue baking until golden brown and beginning to crisp, about 45 minutes more. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Let cool completely before storing.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Ingredient note: Large thin flakes of dried coconut called coconut chips make attractive garnishes. Find them in the produce section of large supermarkets or at melissas.com.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
251 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 31.7g; dietary fiber 3.8g; sugars 14.8g; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 3.1g; vitamin a iu 1.8IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 7.2mcg; calcium 30.8mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 18.7mg; potassium 111.9mg; sodium 3.5mg; added sugar 12g.

1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 2 fat