Healthy Granola

I like to start my day with a bowl of healthy granola. It’s made with cholesterol-lowering oats, heart-healty nuts and dried berries, loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Serve it with milk or plain yogurt. This granola will keep in a sealed, airtight container for about 2 months.

Healthy Granola

Recipe by Anna BembryCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Simple


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Healthy granola, made with cholesterol-lowering oats.


  • 3 cups rolled oats (don’t use quick-cooking or steel-cut oats)

  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, or slivered almonds

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup walnut oil, pecan oil, or olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup dried berries, apples, pears, or pitted dates


  • Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F / 175C.
  • Mix the oats, nuts, honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Spread on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Stir and continue baking until golden brown, about another 10 minutes. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack. Sprinkle the berries or fruit on top; stir well. Let cool down completely before storing.


  • For a bigger pop of flavor, use a nut oil that matches the nut you’ve chosen. If you prefer a milder flavor, substitute with canola oil.

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