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Breakfast Granola

This is one of my family's favorite breakfasts. I love to dress it up with fresh mint and golden kiwi. It gives them the energy they need to get through the days chores. —Wilma Beller, Hamilton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup honey or molasses
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • Optional: Yogurt and fresh fruit

Directions

  • Spread rolled oats on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Stir; bake 5 minutes longer or until toasted. Meanwhile, combine honey and oil in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Remove oats from oven; toss with nuts, bran and coconut.
  • Pour hot honey mixture over oat mixture; toss well. Return to oven and bake 20-25 minutes, stirring every 6 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir in raisins and dates. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt and fresh fruit of your choice if desired.
Editor's Note
Look for oat bran cereal near the hot cereals or in the natural foods section.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 275 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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