Granola Recipe

Looking for an easy Granola recipe? Learn how to make Granola using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by njtaylor2001

Makes 12 servings



Recipe from smittenkitchen.com. Nice granola recipe with no oil and minimal sugar in the form of honey. Recipe written to make these into granola bars, but you can make it as granola as well by packing it less.

Recipe Ingredients for Granola

2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed (I used unsweetened)
1/2 cup flax seed
2/3 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cup raisins (or a mixture of several dried fruits)

Recipe Directions for Granola

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Butter an 812-inch baking dish (lacking this, I used a 913-inch) and line it with parchment paper.

  2. Toss the oatmeal, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the wheat germ. Reduce the oven temperature to 300F.

  3. While the mixture is still warm, stir in the honey, vanilla and salt until the mixture is well coated, then the dried fruit. Pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish and press, press, press it in (wet fingers and/or a silicon spatula work great for this) until the mixture is packed as tightly as possible.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares ? your best serrated knife is great for this.

  5. You can store these in an airtight container at room temperature for a week or two, as you would cookies, however, I prefer to store mine in the freezer. I find that they stay the most crisp this way as all granola tends to soften at room temperature after a day or more.

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 72.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
268
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
57mg
2%
Potassium
328mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
43.8g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
27.2g
Protein
5.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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