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Dr. Ann’s Homemade Granola Topped with Pumpkin Yogurt

Serves 8-10

Making your own granola is easy, saves tons of money and is world's healthier. So just do it!


  • 5 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups of walnuts, pine nuts and pecans; chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit of choice (raisins, apricots, cranberries, etc)
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup canola oil



Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Add the molasses, oil, and vanilla and stir until the dry ingredients are evenly coated. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet with sides and bake at 325 degrees until light brown and toasted (about 25-30 minutes). For even cooking, carefully stir the granola mixture every 10 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool – it will become crunchier as it cools down. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer in a Ziplock bag. Makes about eight cups. One serving is 2/3 of a cup.

*Feel free to omit or add any nuts, seed or dried fruit to your liking.

Top a serving of the granola with the following for a breakfast of champions!

-6-8 ounces plain Greek-style non-fat or 2% yogurt, topped with ½ cup of Dr. Ann’s Homemade Granola (see recipe below)
-2 heaping Tbs. chia or hemp seeds (or mix of both)
-2 heaping Tbs. canned 100% pumpkin
-½ berries  of choice(fresh or frozen) and/or ½ cup diced fresh fruit of choice

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