Sunday, October 24, 2010

Homemade Low-fat Granola

3 cups uncooked quick oats
2 cups Rice Crispys
6 Tbsp honey
1 tsp oil
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350, Mix oats and Rice Crispys together, spread on non-stick baking sheet with sides; bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.

Meanwhile, mix honey, oil, apple juice, spices, vanilla in bowl.
When oat mixture is done in oven, put in large bowl, set pan aside.
Add almonds to cereal mixture and stir to combine.
Pour honey/spice mixture over cereal and mix thoroughly to coat completely; spread mixture back into baking sheet.
Return to oven, bake for 15-20 minutes stirring every few minutes
Note; be careful that granola doesn't burn especially cereal along sides of pan...mine did just a weensy bit:)

Remove from oven and pour back into bowl. Stir in raisins and cranberries into mixture; let cool.

Store in airtight container.


  1. Blessings Terry, I can't wait to try your recipe! It looks wonderful, thanks so much for sharing it.


  2. That sounds wonderful! It'd be great to put those in jars for gifts too.

  3. Nutritional and yummy who could ask more! The container and scoop you use, make it extra welcoming ~ beautiful start to the day... xo HHL

  4. Rice Krispies....what a fun addition to this granola! I make one using apple juice missing the fat when it is so flavorful :)


  5. This looks very good. I love Granola and will try your recipe!

  6. This looks like a wonderful Granola recipe. My grandkids will love this except I will leave out the raisins. Not a one of them likes raisins...even though they had them often as little ones. Thanks for the recipe-Diana

  7. That sounds fabulous! I'm going to have to try it. Also, your dahlia pictures are divine. So glad you popped over.

    All the best,

  8. I've long wanted to try making some healthy granola for us to snack on around here. This recipe looks delicious and easy....can't ask for more than that! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. I was just talking about making granola with one of my friends and here you have posted a recipe for me. I look forward to trying your recipe this weekend.

  10. That looks so yummy!!! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Looks like you have a head start on everyone! I love George Winston too!

  11. So who would think of making granola PRETTY?!

  12. Hi. So glad you came by for a visit. I will have to try this recipe!
    ~ Julie

  13. On occasion I've made granola, chances are not as healthy as this one, so I shall try it. Love to put it in my yogurt.

  14. Sounds delicious! I have a super simple granola recipe - that my 2 year old loves - but this one sounds good to try. Yum!


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