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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 131.3
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 18.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Anything Goes Granola

Submitted by: DOODLELOVE
Anything Goes Granola

Introduction

Adapted from Mark Bittman's Food Matters. Versatile and so simple to make that there's no excuse for having the expensive, sweet and fattening commercial varieties ever again!
Adapted from Mark Bittman's Food Matters. Versatile and so simple to make that there's no excuse for having the expensive, sweet and fattening commercial varieties ever again!

Number of Servings: 40

Ingredients

    6 c. rolled oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Whole Grain)
    2 1/2 c. mixed nuts and seeds: walnuts, almonds (whole and slivered), cashews, sesame seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
    1 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
    1 t. cinnamon
    pinch ground cloves
    1/3 c. honey
    1/3 c. maple syrup
    1 t. vanilla
    salt
    1 c. dried berries (mix of cranberry, blueberry and strawberry)
    1/2 c. raisins (golden and regular)


Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, spices, honey, syrup and vanilla. Sprinkle with a little sale. Toss to combine well. Spread the mixture on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 30 minutes or a little longer, stirring every 10 minutes or so. I like dark, crunchier granola, so my batch cooked for closer to 40 minutes.

Remove pan from the oven and add dried fruits and raisins. Combine. Cool on rack until granola reaches room temperature.

Bittman says this will keep indefinitely if stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container but I question the need for indefinite storage as it will be long gone before it has any chance of going stale!!

Makes approximately 40 1/4-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 40

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DOODLELOVE.






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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I reduced the amount of honey and maple syrup, added only cranberries and golden raisins. This is WONDERFUL! - 6/10/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe has now become my new weekday lucnh. I has been an extraordinary hot summer in Texas this year and I do not get hungry but this has been a lifesaver. I half the serving and mix it with 1/2 a serving of yougurt. YUM!! and filling too! The family love it too. - 7/8/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised at how easy and cost effective it was to make my own cereal. I decided to use pumpkin seed oil and omit the coconut to give it a longer life span. I definitly recommend others try making homemade granola - 6/22/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great I used light maple syrup, for lower calories. It was great, next time I am going to try sugar free syrup, sense my son is a diabetic. - 9/7/09

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  • OK, a little dry for my taste. Tweaked it a little already, will add a Tbsp of olive oil if I make it again. - 7/5/12

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  • Delish. - 7/6/11

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  • Anyone believing this granola is not loaded with sugar and fat is delusional. I love Mark Bittman, however this granola should be treated like eating candy or cake. The sugar content is not provided however it is 75% fat and sugar. - 2/16/11

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  • Great granola! - 10/3/10

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  • First time I have made home made granola... Easy and excellent!! - 3/12/10

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