How to Make Heart-Healthy Granola

How to Make Heart-Healthy Granola

Store-bought granola can be loaded with sugar and fat. Control the nutrition content of this favorite snack and breakfast food by making your own at home. Use whole grains for fiber and choose raw nuts over fat-laden roasted kinds. Keep granola on hand at work or in your pantry for a quick and heart-healthy snack.

Things You'll Need
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup raw wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup cracked wheat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine the oats, almonds, honey, wheat germ and cracked wheat in a large mixing bowl, stirring well to coat the oats with the honey.

Pour the mixture into a heavy-duty roasting pan that has been greased with the olive oil. Spread the granola in an even layer.

Bake 30 minutes or until the granola is toasted and golden brown. Stir the mixture every 10 minutes to prevent scorching and to roast evenly.

Remove the pan from oven and cool to room temperature. Store the granola in an airtight container.