Broadmead Friends Meeting Recipes

No-Fat Granola

Mathilda

In a small saucepan, combine:
  • Honey - 1/2 c.
  • Frozen apple juice concentrate - 1/4 c.

  • Heat until it stirs easily, just a minute or two (or put in the microwave for 30 seconds).

    In a mixing bowl, combine:
  • Oats - 5 c.
  • Wheat germ, toasted - 1/4 c.
  • Coconut, flaked - 1/4 c.
  • Cinnamon - 1-3 t., depending on taste
  • Nuts - 1/4 - 1/2 c. (optional)

  • Add the honey mixture and stir til all the oats are coated.
    Spread in 2 non-stick pans (13x9 or jelly roll pans) or if you have only one pan, cook two batches.
    Bake 18 minutes at 350 or until the oats are lightly browned.
    Stir. Let the granola cool.

    Stir in:
  • Raisins - 1/2 c.
  • Cranberries, dried & sweetened - 1/2 c.

  • Store in an air-tight container.

    Notes: I find that the oats brown best in a dark metal pan. Vary the recipe according to your own tastes. You can substitute other frozen fruit juice concentrates such as cranberry juice cocktail. You can also substitute other dried fruits. I prefer unsweetened flaked coconut, which is available at bulk or health food stores, but you can use sweetened coconut. You can use part brown sugar or other sweetener in place of some of the honey. Omit the coconut or cinnamon if you don't care for it. Vary the kind of nuts. The only constants are the oats, frozen juice concentrate, and a sweetener of a similar consistency to honey. Toasted wheat germ is packed full of nutrients and disappears into the mix. Store it in the refrigerator.

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