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Homemade Granola

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)

puffed rice cereal

2 cup(s)

honey

6 Tbsp

canola oil

1 tsp

apple juice

¼ cup(s)

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

ground ginger

½ tsp

vanilla extract

½ tsp

slivered almonds

¼ cup(s)

dried cranberries

¼ cup(s)

raisins

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix uncooked oats and puffed rice cereal together 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 together in a cup. When oats and puffed rice are done, spoon into a large bowl; set pan aside. Add almonds to cereal mixture and stir to combine. Pour honey-spice mixture over cereal mixture and mix thoroughly to distribute and coat completely; spread mixture back over pan.
  3. Return pan to oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more, stirring every few minutes. Remove from oven and spoon back into bowl. (Note: Be careful that granola doesn't burn - especially cereal along sides of pan.)
  4. Stir raisins and cranberries into mixture; let cool. Store in an airtight container. Yields about a half cup per serving.

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