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Snackin’ Granola

Granola's a popular treat with children, and this one couldn't be easier to prepare. I flavor it with lots of tasty good-for-you ingredients. It's perfect to send in bag lunches or to serve after school. I've also used it as an "in-the-car" treat when we take family vacations. —Marlene Mohr, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    7 cups


  • 2-2/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins or chopped pitted dried plums (prunes)
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or M&M's


  • In a large metal bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small saucepan, bring the oil and honey just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; pour over coconut mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  • Spread in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes, stirring several times. Pour onto waxed paper to cool. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or M&M's. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 106 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • bakergirlmd
    Aug 27, 2013

    I've not yet made this recipe, but it makes me yearn for fall days, especially as the kids start back to school! I think I would change up the plums, apricots and raisins for dried cherries, which would give it a nice color. Dried cranberries or blueberries would work well, too! You could add dried pepitas and sunflower seeds in place of the sesame seeds. I would use dark chocolate chips to contrast the dried cherries. This is a great recipe!