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Super Healthy Granola

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Super Healthy Granola

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2010-05-08 Other
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This granola does not contain added oil or large amounts of sugar, It is perfect as cereal, yogurt or ice cream topping or trail mix.

  • Servings: about 48 1/4-cup
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: Approximately 2 hours
  • Total Time: about 2 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

1× 42 oz Container of Old Fashioned Oats
(or 14
to 16 Cups)
1 cup sliced Almonds
¾ Cup
Raw Sesame Seeds
1 cup Unsalted Sunflower Nuts
1 cup Chopped Walnuts
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
½ cup Honey
1 cup Apple Juice
2 cups Dried Fruit, blueberries, cranberries,cherries or raisins
The Last Batch, 1 cups dried blueberries
½ cup Dried Cranberries
½ cup Dried Cherries Were
Used.
Since Cherries Are a Little Larger, i chopped them.

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Put the oatmeal, cinnamon, almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower nuts, walnuts in a large container. stir it until the cinnamon coats the oatmeal. I use a 2-gallon bag (from King Arthur Flour) to mix and shake the mix.

Put the apple juice and honey in a glass bowl. Heat about 2 minutes on high until the honey and juice is blended.

Pour the oat mixture in a large container like a soup pot (or a large roaster pan). Slowly pour the juice/honey over the oat mixture and stir until all of the oat mixture is coated. All of the oat mixture should be moist, not wet.

Spread the mixture among the three pans. Bake about 20 minutes. Rotate the pans between oven racks and stir each pan as the oats will brown from the edges first. Continue baking until the oats appear dry or browned to your taste. I like them slightly browned. Total baking can take as long as 1 hour if you like browned granola.

When finished baking, take out of oven and allow to cool. Add the dried fruit and mix well. Enjoy!

Equipment needed: 3 large rimmed cookie sheets, a large-sized soup pot or roaster for mixing, a wooden spoon and a large container to store the granola.

Notes:

If you like toasted oatmeal or granola, you will like this. It seems like a lot, a family of four will have this gone in a less than 2 weeks. Because of the amount of time it takes to prepare, I recommend making a large batch at a time. Of course, you can cut the recipe to half or 1/4th, simply adjust the amounts of each ingredient

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/48 of a recipe (1.9 ounces).

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 195.17

Total Fat 7.03g

Saturated Fat 0.81g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 1.85mg

Potassium 174.34mg

Total Carbohydrates 28.71g

Fiber 4.21g

Sugar 3.99g

Protein 6.07g