Blueberry Cranberry Crunch

This cereal starts with a box of low-fat raisin granola and adds berries, nuts, and seeds for extra heart friendliness.

  • 4 cups low-fat packaged raisin granola
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Preparation time | 10 minutes

Cooking time | 25 minutes

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and set out a shallow baking pan with sides, about 10 by 15 by 1 inches. In a large bowl combine the granola, dried cranberries and blueberries, almonds, sugar, and the sunflower and sesame seeds.

2. In a measuring cup whisk together the orange juice, maple syrup, and oil. Drizzle this mixture over the dry ingredients. Toss well.

3. Spread in a single layer in the pan. Bake until slightly crisp and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes to ensure even browning.

4. Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve with low-fat vanilla yogurt or nonfat milk, This can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

More ideas 

  • Replace cranberries and blueberries with 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots and 1/4 cup golden raisins.

Each serving (1/2 cup) provides | Calories 218, fat 6 g, saturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 75 mg, carbohydrates 39 g, fiber 3 g, protein 3 g.

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