Healthy Granola Recipe ~ Brown Sugar Granola ~

Brown Sugar Granola
Photo/Little Blue Hen
I love making my own cereal, and nothing beats a heart-healthy bowl of granola! Try this deliciously crunchy recipe from Carol Gelles' 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes.

Makes 4 cups
Serves 6 to 8

Brown Sugar Granola


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown or dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple or orange juice
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup raisins (add more for extra sweetness!)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place the butter or margarine in a 9 X 13-inch baking pan. Place in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until melted.
  3. Stir in the sugar until dissolved; stir in the juice.
  4. Add the oats, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. Stir until coated with butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Bake 15 minutes stirring once or twice.
  6. Add the wheat germ and oat brown to the pan. Toss to combine.
  7. Bake 10  minutes longer, stirring once.
  8. Stir in the raisins.
  9. Enjoy!