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Great Day Granola


Three cereals, three nuts and honey star in this gra- nola, which makes a satisfying on-the-go breakfast.
4 C quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
3 C Golden GrahamsTM cereal
3 C Fiber OneTM original bran cereal 1 C chopped walnuts
1 C sliced almonds
1 C sunflower nuts
1 C packed brown sugar
1⁄2 C canola or vegetable oil 1⁄2 C honey
1⁄2 C water
1⁄2 t vanilla
1⁄2 t almond extract
Key: C = cup; t = teaspoon

Heat oven to 250°F. Spray 2 (15” x 10” x 1”) pans with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix oats, both cereals, walnuts, almonds and sunflower nuts.

In 2-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, oil, honey and water over medium-high heat 3–5 minutes, stirring constantly, until brown sugar is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and almond extract. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until well coated. Spread mixture evenly in pans.

Bake 1 hour, rearranging pans once halfway through baking. Cool completely in pans, about 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store in tightly covered container. Serve as breakfast cereal, as snack or as topping for ice cream, yogurt or fresh fruit. Makes 32 servings.

Per serving: 220 calories; 10 g fat; no cho- lesterol; 55 mg sodium; 28 g carbohydrate; 5 g dietary fiber; 13 g sugars; 4 g protein.

Source: Recipe and picture courtesy of General Mills.