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This whole grain, low glycemic granola makes for a healthy breakfast or a midday snack. Serve it with low fat yogurt to boost your protein intake.

Per 1/3 cup serving: 201 calories, 7 grams protein, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fibre, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 6 mg sodium

From The No Fail Diet © Leslie Beck, 2006. Reprinted by permission from Penguin Group (Canada), a division of Pearson Canada Inc.

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Servings: Makes 8 cups


4 cups large-flake oats

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened

1/3 cup honey

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons canola oil

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup dried apples, chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 375° F.

In a large bowl combine oats, almonds and sunflower seeds.

Combine applesauce, honey, cinnamon, oil and ginger in small bowl. Pour over oat mixture and mix well, until coated evenly.

Spread mixture on a jelly-roll pan, and bake for 20 minutes. Gently stir and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until dry.

Let cool, then stir in apples and cranberries. Store in an airtight container.

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