California Walnut Granola

Total Time
40 Mins
Serves
8

DESCRIPTION

This crunchy, sweet walnut granola makes for a great breakfast, topping for yogurt or easy snack. Add dried blueberries to boost color and antioxidants.

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
460 cal
Total Fat
15 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
10 g
Sodium
7 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Dietary Fiber
13 g
Protein
12 g
Carbohydrates
81 g

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oats, quick cooking (not instant), rolled
  • 2 cups wheat bran, natural
  • 1 1/2 cups California walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins (or dried cranberries, chopped dried apples, apricots or other mixed dried fruit)
  • Fresh fruit for garnish, as desired

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together rolled oats, bran and walnuts.
  3. In a small microwaveable bowl, combine honey and vanilla; microwave on high for about 20 seconds or more until runny. Stir to mix; pour over dry ingredients and toss to coat well.
  4. Spread granola evenly in a large shallow baking pan and bake in 300° F oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden, stirring two or three times.
  5. Cool completely; granola will crisp as it cools.
  6. Stir in raisins or other dried fruit; store in airtight container.