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Homemade granola

6
6
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Each 1/2-cup serving of this healthy, homemade granola is drastically lower in fat than most store-bought varieties.

Ingredients

Uncooked quick oats

3 cup(s)

Ready to eat crisp rice cereal

2 oz, about 2 cups

Honey

6 tbsp(s)

Canola oil

1 tsp(s)

Apple juice

¼ cup(s)

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp(s)

Ground ginger

½ tsp(s)

Vanilla extract

½ tsp(s)

Slivered almonds

¼ tbsp(s)

Dried cranberries

¼ cup(s)

Raisins

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix uncooked oats and puffed rice cereal and spread on a non-stick baking sheet with sides. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.
  2. Meanwhile, mix honey, oil, apple juice, spices and vanilla. When oats and puffed rice are done, remove from oven and mix with almonds. Pour spice mixture over cereal and mix thoroughly to distribute and coat completely.
  3. Return to pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more, stirring every few minutes. Be careful that granola doesn`t burn, especially cereal along sides of pan.
  4. Stir in raisins and cranberries and let cool. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Makes 12 half-cup servings.