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Cinnamon Apple-Raisin Granola

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Categories: Make ahead, Vegetarian
Type: Breakfast

Apples, raisins, cinnamon, and oats -- the classic combination for delicious granola.

Serves: 7 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats*
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup frozen (thawed) apple juice concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark raisins
  • * Look for oats that cook in 5 minutes.

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Directions:

  1. Place the oats, wheat bran, oat bran, cinnamon, and nuts, if desired, in a medium-sized bowl, and stir to mix well. In a small bowl, stir together the juice concentrate, maple syrup or honey, and brown sugar. Add the apple juice mixture to the oat mixture, and stir until moist and crumbly.
  2. Coat a nonstick 9-x-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray, and spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Bake at 325°F for about 30 minutes, or until the mixture is golden brown. Stir after the first 15 minutes of baking, and then after every 5 minutes until done.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven, stir in the raisins, and allow the granola to cool to room temperature. (As the granola cools, it will become crisp.) Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, and store for up to 1 month.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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