Keep this nutrient-packed homemade granola on hand for a quick-fix breakfast or for snacking. Munch on it dry, add milk, or stir it into yogurt.


2 cups regular oats
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
1/3 cup dried cranberries



Preheat oven to 300°.


Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.


Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.


Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely.


Note: Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


Nutritional Information: 196 Calories, 31% Caloriesfromfat, 6.8g Fat, 0.7g Satfat, 2.2g Monofat, 3.3g Polyfat, 4.1g Protein, 32.5g Carbohydrate, 3.6g Fiber, 1.5g Iron, 5mg Sodium, 38mg Calcium


Enjoy your meal!