Breakfast Granola

Total Time: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.´╝îMakes: 8 cups

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

NutritionFacts

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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