Cranberry Vanilla Granola

My famous granola

This version is very low in fat!  It does not use any oil as other granolas do.  I highly recommend this one. I have been eating this every morning for the past few weeks now.  I have used dried cranberries, sour tart cherries and raspberries in this recipe and they are all great. You can even substitute the berries for chunks of chocolate.  I also just munch on this for a snack.  It's super yummy!
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of dried cranberries (or any fruit combo you like)

Preheat oven to 300F. Spray jelly-roll pan.

Large bowl combine: oats & nuts

In small saucepan melt sugar, honey, water and salt. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Stir sugar & honey mixture in oats and nuts (make sure everything is coats.

Bake for 45 minutes. Stir every 15minute or so.

Cool and then add the dried fruit when the roasted granola is cool.

Serving is 2/3cup. 376 calories, 12g fat.

My daily whole grain intake