Good-for-You Granola

Good-for-You Granola

Published June 3, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min


Nuts contain many heart health-boosting nutrients. Unsaturated fats, plant sterols, and fiber lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels. Omega-3 fatty acids help regulate heart rhythms; vitamin E may prevent plaque from developing; and L-arginine helps ward off blood clots by making artery walls more flexible.

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* Allergy Warning: This recipe contains nuts.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. ¾ cup
Calories per serving: 476
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.0g 38%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 62.0g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8.0g 32%
Sugars 36.0g
Protein 7.0g 10%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup sugar, or less
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Step by Step:

  1. Mix together oats, sugar, pecans, coconut, and almonds in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and mix well.
  2. Pour and spread mixture evenly onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes, then take out the granola and stir. Return granola to the oven for 10 to 13 more minutes, or until golden brown. Cool the granola for about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour granola into a large bowl, and stir in raisins and dried cranberries.
  4. Enjoy the granola by itself or with milk or yogurt.