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Muscle Mix


5 Servings10 Servings20 Servings
Oats, regular, rolled0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Honey0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp2 Tbsp
Brown sugar1.25 tsp2.5 tsp5 tsp
Water, cold1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Vanilla extract0.5 tsp1 tsp2 tsp
Salt0.125 tsp0.25 tsp0.5 tsp
Sunflower or sesame seeds1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Chopped nuts (optional)1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Dried fruit (apricots, raisins, cranberries, etc.), chopped finally1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
  2. 2. Line large baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or oil lightly. Place oats in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. Add nuts and seeds to the oats in the bowl.
  4. 4. Put brown sugar and water in a microwave-safe bowl or in saucepan on low and heat until sugar dissolves (about 1 minute or less).
  5. 5. Add vanilla and salt to the melted sugar mixture. Pour over oat-nut mixture in the large bowl and stir well.
  6. 6. Spread granola mixture evenly on the prepared pan(s).
  7. 7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes for 2-20 servings (30 to 40 minutes for 40 servings).
  8. 8. Remove from oven. Sprinkle dried fruit on top while still warm. Cool before storing.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1/4 cup (38g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 From Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carb 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

This granola can be made in advance and stored for later use. Use this tasty treat as a topping for yogurt, pancakes, cereal, cottage cheese or whatever else you like.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Snack. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread