Low-Fat Citrus Granola

"I love this granola. It's not too sweet and has a nice citrus taste to it. It's great to give as gifts in a nice jar or plastic bag. My kids love to snack on it dry. Adapted from the Best of Bridge recipe book."
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Ready In:
7 cups




  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Combine oatmeal,almonds, sunflower seeds, wheat germ and cinnamon.
  • In a saucepan, combine brown sugar and honey. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add lemon and orange rind and juice.
  • Toss liquid mixture with dry mixture.
  • Spray large pan, spread with granola and bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool.
  • Add dried fruit.
  • Store in airtight container.

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  1. Yummy granola! The only change I made was to add the almonds in with the dried fruit at the end, just a personal preference. For the dried fruit I used cranberries, sultanas, raisins and goji berries. Mmm. Thanks Monica! Made for PAC Fall 2008.
  2. This was quick and easy to make. For the dried fruit I used raisins, craisins and dried prunes, which sounds kind of odd, but it worked really well for me and my family. I especially liked theorange flavour which went well with all the dried fruit.


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