Honey Nut Granola

You’ll love this granola! This recipe is much tastier, less expensive, and is lower in fat than most of the regular, store-bought varieties. The baking time is worth the effort.


1 cup 100% fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
3 cups regular oats
2 cups whole-wheat toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
1 cup toasted wheat germ
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
1/2 cup nut-like cereal nuggets (such as Grape-Nuts)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsalted soy nuts
1/4 cup flaxseed
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seed kernels
Cooking spray
1 (6-ounce) package dried cherries
2 (4-ounce) packages dried blueberries


1. Preheat oven to 300°.

2. Heat juice and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until dissolved; set aside.