Apple Cider Granola

Apples. Cider. Cinnamon. The featured flavors of this not-just-for-breakfast dish capture the essence of fall in Michigan, and each crunchy bite provides whole grains, protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Enjoy a bowl on a gorgeous fall day—or any other time you can get your hands on some fresh apple cider!

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Cherry Almond Granola

Simple but elegant—this is the kind of flavor combination you might find in gourmet shops and natural food stores. Fortunately, it’s not only easy to make at home, but also less expensive than store bought. This granola has a few other advantages: it’s all-natural, low in fat and high in fiber and nutrients.

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Blueberry Vanilla Granola

This is a light, crunchy granola, well suited for milk or yogurt. It’s not overly sweet, nor is it loaded with sugar, calories or oil, so you can enjoy great taste without the not-so-good-for-you extras in many store-bought granolas. Unfortunately, the price of dried blueberries these days puts this recipe at near-gourmet prices.

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Peanut Butter & Banana Honey Granola

The quest continues…

Though smitten with both Banana Nut Granola and Peanut Butter Granola Surprise, I can’t help but continue experimenting with these peanut butter and banana granola recipes. It was such a revelation to learn that fresh bananas can be used in granola. What a great way to use the well-ripened fruit and to [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Pineapple Almond Granola

If you like tropical fruit or are in the mood for a “taste of the islands,” this might be just what you need.

The pineapple juice concentrate in this granola would be well accompanied by almost any combination of coconut and dried tropical fruit, including bananas, pineapple, papaya or mango.

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Banana Nut Granola

When I posted Peanut Butter Granola Surprise, I mentioned that I would eventually create a recipe combining the best features of that and my Protein Powered Peanut Butter Granola. Well, here it is, a favorite quick bread flavor combo in granola form! Peanut butter still plays a prominent role, but the bananas shine though well [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Granola

This is an incredibly rich granola. It is not low in fat or calories, but it tastes amazing and—at 26 grams per serving—packs a powerful protein punch worthy of breakfast or a pick-me-up snack. It is a bit crumbly, tricky to eat out of hand but well suited for serving in a bowl (or teacup) [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Fast and Fruity Walnut Granola

This is another version of the microwave granola I shared in an earlier post. This one is a little crunchier—and pricier—because of the honey and extra canola oil.

As for the rolled barley and rye, I first bought these in bulk last year to try expanding our whole grain options. Matt and I have had [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]


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This blog is for sharing home-tested recipes with more whole grains, less fat and fewer calories than similar recipes. If you see something you like, or if you'd like to see more, let me know! - Liesl

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