Wednesday, January 10

Hearty Granola

This post originally appeared on By Hook or By Cook.

I created this recipe to fit within the guidelines of the D.A.S.H. plan. D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. And it's not just a recipe, but a Works-For-Me Wednesday tip.
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3 c rolled oats
1 c raisins
½ c dried blueberries
½ c dried halved cherries
2/3 c almonds
¼ c honey
2 T oil
(variation below)

·Preheat oven to 350°F
·Melt honey in microwave on high for 30 seconds or until bubbly
·Mix oatmeal, fruit, and almonds in a large bowl
·Stir in melted honey and oil
·Spread granola on a large jelly roll pan
·Cook 10-15 minutes, stirring every five minutes

NOTE: Take care to place the pan directly in the center of the oven rack. Edges of the pan which are too close to the sides of the oven may burn.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2/3 c (113 g)
Serving per Recipe 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 295     Calories from Fat 72
% DV
Total Fat 8g
     Saturated Fat 1g
     Monounsaturated Fat 4g
     Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.5g
     Dietary Fiber 7g
     Sugars 11g
Protein 10.5g


D.A.S.H. Serving Information

Each serving of granola contains:
     1 grains servings
     1 fruits servings
     ½ sweets serving

Serve with ½ cup milk or yogurt (adds ½ serving dairy)

Reduce raisins to ½ cup. Replace blueberries and cherries with ¾ cup chopped dried apple, ½ cup chopped dried pear, and ¼ cup broken banana chips. Replace almonds with chopped walnuts.

For more tips and advice visit Rocks in my Dryer. This week's theme is healthy eating.


  1. Oh I love granola! I have never had it with cherries or blueberries. This sounds very good.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

  2. How tasty, I love making my own granola, though I make it in batches big enough that I have to mix it in the kitchen sink. And then it disappears. The way food disappears it's like I'm living with a pack of starving hyenas here or something :)


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