Super Healthy Granola Recipe

I tried a granola recipe – one super healthy and one “snack”. This one turned out to cost a bit more than I would like and I ended up burning it (much harder to cook). Either way, here is the recipe. It tastes great!


1/3 cup honey ($1.06)
¼ cup maple syrup ($1.17)
1/3 cup canola oil ($0.16)
2 Tbs water (free)
½ tsp vanilla extract ($0.05)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon ($0.01)
4 cups rolled oats ($1.58)
¼ cup sesame seed ($0.42)
½ cup sunflower seed ($0.42)
¾ cup nuts (I left this out for now, but will probably add it in next time)
¾ cup unsweetened coconut (I left this out, not a coconut fan)
1 cup dried fruit (I used a blend of blueberries, cherries, cranberries, and plums) ($1.75)

Add the dry ingredients together (except for the dried fruit) and mix the other ingredients in a separate bowl. Coat the dry mixture evenly and spread on a covered cookie pan. Bake 10-25 minutes at 350. Watch closely! It should be a light brown. Add the dry fruit.


A serving size is 1/2 cup and the % daily values are for an adult.

439 Calories
143 fat calories

14g protein

28% iron
14% Vitamin E
39% Thiamin
1% Riboflavin
3% Niacin
3% Vitamin B6
3% Zinc
5% Folate
6% Pantothenic acid
59% Phosphorus
3% Magnesium
9% Selenium
9% Manganese
3% Calcium
1% Vitamin A

This costs $0.51/serving to make.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michael October 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Sounds tasty. I’m guessing it may have burned because maple syrup burns easily? Anyway, maybe try more honey and less maple syrup and see if that changes the baking process….
just a thought-


2 Heidi October 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

probably 🙁 It was good though (although the oatmeal cookie granola is my favorite and it isn’t so healthy!)


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