Ranch Granola

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

This healthful granola contains little oil or honey and has a lively orange-and-lemon flavor.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 8 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest, (about 1 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest, (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins or dates, (optional)

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 °F. Combine oats, bran, almonds, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, oil, honey and orange and lemon zests in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir in vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Spread mixture on two 11-by-16-inch baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Let cool and stir in raisins (or dates, if using).
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 242 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 39 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; g added sugars; 13 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 240 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews 1

February 22, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy This has such good flavor. We made a few changes as follows: sometimes use dried zest and add it to liquid, seems to work OK; let the raisins and dates (after cutting) sit out for several hours or a day so they don't clump when mixed into other ingredients; baking in 3 batches instead of 2 allows it to become more crunchy. Pros: Flavorful and aromatic Cons: Dried fruit clumps when mixed with other ingredients but there is a remedy