• 2 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 Cup coarsely chopped, whole natural California almonds
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 11/2 Cups California raisins



Preheat oven to 250°F.

Combine oats and almonds in large bowl; mix and set aside. Mix sugar, apple juice, oil, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Do not boil. Pour mixture over oats and nuts. Toss to coat evenly. Spread mixture in large baking pan. Bake at 250°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until granola is dry. Remove from oven. Cool, stirring once or twice. Mix in raisins. Set aside.



  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 extra large eggs


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Oil a 9x13x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir granola into the mixture. Spread dough evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan. Cut into 12 bars.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 410 (Calories from Fat 32%); Total Fat 15 ( Saturated Fat 2; Trans Fat 1.5; ); Cholesterol 45; Sodium 300; Potassium 218; Total Carbohydrate 64; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 38; Protein 7; Calcium 65; Iron 3;

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