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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.


Recipe Summary

1 hr


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

1/2 cup
220 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 40.5g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 15.9g; fat 5.2g; saturated fat 1.2g; vitamin a iu 186.1IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; folate 14.2mcg; calcium 31.6mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 26.5mg; potassium 375.1mg; sodium 83.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat