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Recipe

Honey Almond Granola

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 9 to 10 cups.

This honey-sweetened gem bakes up a little less crunchy than a sugar-sweetened granola. For added crispness, turn off the oven, leave the door ajar, and let the granola cool there. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for at least three weeks.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 4 cups old-fashioned (not quick-cooking) rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 2 cups whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp. table salt
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size per 1/2 cup
      Calories (kcal) : 290
      Fat Calories (kcal): 150
      Fat (g): 17
      Saturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 6
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 9
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 90
      Carbohydrates (g): 30
      Fiber (g): 4
      Protein (g): 8

Preparation

  • Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and heat the oven to 325°F. Spray two rimmed baking sheets with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl, mix the oats, oat bran, and almonds. In a smaller bowl, whisk the oil, honey, vanilla, almond extract, dry milk powder, and salt. Pour the mixture (it will be gloppy) over the oats and stir, with your hands or a spoon, until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture between the two oiled baking sheets and spread in an even layer. Bake for 20 min., stir, and switch the positions of the pans. Bake until the oats are golden brown and the nuts look well toasted, another 10 to 20 min.; don’t overcook. Let cool completely in the pans. The oats may feel soft but will crisp as they cool. When completely cool, stir in the raisins, if using.

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  • sommer2009 | 10/16/2015

    Great granola recipe. I made it every couple of weeks for a year or more. Problem with granola, you need more than a half cup fill U up in the AM. It's high in calories & fat. A half a cup:290 calories; 17 g fat.So, unfortunately, l moved away from granola:(

  • brava313 | 12/03/2013

    A great way to warm up the kitchen and fill the house with good smells. My husband was living in Japan when granola arrived on the American scene, and he was unfamiliar with this food. He was expecting something like grape-nuts, which he doesn't like. He was pleasantly surprised by this yummy treat. He likes to carry some in a zip-lock bag in his pocket when out on a hike.

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