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Healthy Waist-Busting Granola

Dr. Marie Savard's Recipe for Delicious Homemade Granola

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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Want to kick-start a healthy new year? "GMA" medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard shares easy ways to improve your health.


  • Raw Oats
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Raw unsalted Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower or sesame seeds)
  • Nuts (Almonds, pecans or walnuts), slivered or whole
  • Unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey and 1-2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • Cooking Directions

    Mix dry ingredients in any amounts in a large roasting pan or two cookie sheets. You can experiment with proportions but oats should take up most of the mix.

    Mix together last three ingredients in a two-cup glass Pyrex bowl and heat in microwave at 50 percent power until hot and able to stir, about 3 minutes.

    Pour above liquid into roasting pan with dry ingredients and mix well.

    Bake at 325 degrees for about 20-30 minutes until lightly toasted.

    After mixture cools, add dried cranberries, raisins or any small or cut-up dried fruit such as cherries or figs.

    Cool for a long time before storing indefinitely in freezer.

    For breakfast, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of granola to a large dollop of plain yogurt with 1/2 cup of fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey and a 1/4 - 1/2 cup or so of granola.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: oats, flaxseed, nuts, coconuts

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack

    More Info: Vegetarian, High Fiber , Heart Healthy

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