Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Homemade Walnut and Fruit Granola

Look at gorgeous colors in this fruit, basis of this delight!
 Homemade Walnut and Fruit Granola (recipe follows) is a homemade delight that keeps well at room temperature. And, for all of those who are gluten, this one makes a great traveling companion. Plus, it is good for you.

Here is my recipe:
2 cups toasted walnuts, chopped
1 15-oz box golden raisins
1 10-ounce package currants
4 cups rice chex (gluten free), crushed
3/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons  orange zest
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt

Here is how I made this:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, Line two baking pans with parchment paper; set aside.

2. Place walnuts, raisins and currents in a large mixing bowl. Add crushed rice cereal. Stir to combine. In a small bowl, combine honey, orange zest, spices and salt, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Stir the honey mixture into the fruit and cereal mixture, stirring to thoroughly coat.

3. Divide mixture evenly between the two prepared baking pans. Place in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

4. Remove from oven and allow to cool  completely, up to 3 hours. Turn out onto a cutting board and break apart into pieces. Will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Servings: 24                  Yield: 4 dozen

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours

Dietary Analysis:

·                     Items highlighted in yellow should be taken into careful consideration when looking at total food intake for the day.
·                     Items highlighted in green are indicate a low value when considering total food intake for the day.

Calories Per Serving: 151.56
Calories From Fat (36%) 54.4

% Daily Value
Total Fat 6.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 0.64g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 139.8mg 6%
Potassium 161.92mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 23.97g 8%
Fiber 1.48g 6%
Sugar 17.41g 
Protein 2.29g 5%
Fiber 1.48g 6%
Copper 0.22mg 11%
Energy 634.14
Glucose 3.8g 
Iron 2.16mg 12%
Lactose 0g 
Lysine 0.04g 
Magnesium 24.69mg 6%
Manganese 0.52mg 26%
Net Carbohydrates 22.49g 
Phosphorus 54.9mg 5%
Riboflavin 0.11mg 6%
Selenium 0.83mcg 1%
Thiamin 0.11mg 7%
Vitamin A 90.76IU 2%
Vitamin B12 0.25mcg 4%
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 9%
Vitamin C 1.92mg 3%
Vitamin D 6.66IU 2%
Vitamin E 0.11mg 1%
Vitamin K 0.77mcg <1 font="font">
Zinc 1.01mg 7%

Author: Dr. Jacquelyn P. Horne
Copyright: 2012

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  1. I like the use of chex! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)
    I hope to see you again this week!

    This week is sponsored by Sugar and Spice Market! They are giving away a package of their gluten free sugar cookie mix and a package of their gluten free pancake/waffle mix! It is just in time for the holidays!

    Link up starts tomorrow (thursday) at 7:05pm eastern time! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  2. Looks great! Got it tweeted and pinned! Thanks for linking up!


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