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    The BEST Granola

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    32 mins

    10 mins

    22 mins

    Geema's Note:

    This granola has as much fruit and nuts as it does oats. While most people love this as a nutritional powerhouse for breakfast, I use it as a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon. The fruit and nuts seems to boost my energy very well.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, syrup, molasses, salt and cinnamon.
    3. 3
      Place the oats in a large bowl and mix in the oil/syrup until oats are thoroughly coated.
    4. 4
      Spread the oats in a thin layer on 2 or 3 cookie sheets.
    5. 5
      Bake for 12 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir the oats on the sheets.
    7. 7
      Add the nuts to the oats on the cookie sheets and bake for 12 more minutes.
    8. 8
      Remove from the oven and let cool.
    9. 9
      In a large bowl, mix the baked oats and nuts with all the chopped dried fruit.
    10. 10
      Keep in an air tight container.
    11. 11
      Does not have to be refrigerated.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 22, 2003


      This is wonderfully delicious! I halved the recipe and used corn oil instead of canola. I didn't have much maple syrup, so I used some pancake syrup with maple syrup in it. I used dried cherries instead of cranberries. I could just eat this for a snack right out of my hand! Thanks for a yummy treat!!!

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    • on April 08, 2006


      I've never been a granola eater but have wanted to make some for my daughters as a healthy snack/breakfast alternative. After, this was done, I sampled and to be blunt, they almost didn't get any. This is terrific stuff. I am a convert!! I actually have to go back to the store and get more stuff to make another batch!! I did not have canola oil so used plain veggie oil. I also used toasted almonds I found in the fresh fruit section of my grocery store. Added half way through. I only had a 1/2 T. cinnamon on hand so really didn't get the full dose of that, didn't miss it. Still cinnamony. Thanks for posting!!

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    • on March 03, 2006


      I wanted to try making my own granola (store-bought can be SO expensive and not-so-fresh-tasting) and thought it would be a good idea to start with a recipe called "The BEST." It definately lives up to its name! Not overly sweet, I had it every morning this week with a little milk or over yogurt. The recipe made enough to send some home with my mother, boyfriend AND a classmate! I added extra nuts and omitted the dried fruit, and the results were JUST what I was hopipng for.

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    Nutritional Facts for The BEST Granola

    Serving Size: 1 (156 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 670.3
    Calories from Fat 325
    Total Fat 36.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 241.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 79.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.4 g
    Sugars 30.8 g
    Protein 14.2 g

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