One healthy homemade granola recipe uses oats, oat bran, puffed rice, coconut, almonds and blueberries. Most of the sweetness in this recipe comes from honey, apple juice and pineapple juice instead of refined sugar.
To make homemade granola, the cook preheats the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. She combines 4 cups of oats, 2 cups of puffed rice, 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 cup of oat bran, 1/4 cup of sliced almonds and 3 tablespoons of turbinado sugar in a large bowl. She then combines 1/2 cup of apple juice and 3/4 cup of pineapple juice in a small saucepan. The cook brings the mixture to a boil, cooking it down to 2/3 of a cup.
She removes the mixture from the stove and stirs in 1/4 cup of honey. She then pours the juice-and-honey mixture over the dry mixture, mixing well to make sure the granola is evenly coated. The cook sprays cooking spray on a baking sheet and spreads the mixture evenly on it. She bakes it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until it is golden brown. She then lets the mixture cool slightly and stirs in 1/4 cup of dried blueberries. Once the mixture has completely cooled, the cook stores it in an airtight container.
This recipe makes 15 1/2-cup servings. Each serving has 252 calories, 5.2 grams of fat, 5.6 grams of fiber, 10 milligrams of sodium, 2.6 milligrams of iron, 8.4 grams of protein and no cholesterol.