photo-of-homemade-granolaIf you are looking for a healthy breakfast that you can eat at home or take on the road this is one of my favorites. I found the original recipe in The Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, but it was terribly high in calories and fat. Over the years I have modified it to be much healthier, higher in fiber and lower in fat. It was recently featured on Runnerdude’s Blog at as a great pre or post-workout snack.  I purchase most of the ingredients at Trader Joes because I find they have the best prices on nuts.


High-Energy Homemade Granola

4 Cups Multi Grain Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill or Country Choice Organic Oats)
1 Cup Slivered Almonds
2 Cups Raw Pecans
1 tablespoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/3 Cup Canola or Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
2 tablespoons Organic Honey or Agave
1/4 Cup Omega 3 Cranberry Pieces
1/2 Cup Organic Raisins

Mix oatmeal and nuts together in a large bowl. Mix oil, brown sugar, honey, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon in a microwave safe dish. Warm for 30 seconds and pour over the oatmeal mixture. Mix thoroughly. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and toss in cranberry pieces and raisins. Bake for an additional 5 minutes and remove promptly. Serve. Granola will keep in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

Yields about 10 serving.

Each 1/2 cup serving is 230 calories and 6 grams of fiber. Or, each 1/3 cup serving is 153 calories and 4 grams of fiber.

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