Recipes and Cooking Chocolate-Lover's Granola By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 6, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 14 Yield: 7 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup regular rolled oats 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, coarsely chopped, or chopped walnuts ½ cup flaked coconut (optional) ½ cup dry-roasted sunflower kernels ¼ cup toasted wheat germ ¼ cup flaxseed meal ½ cup honey 2 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup white baking pieces 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces Directions Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut (if desired), sunflower kernels, wheat germ, and flaxseed meal. In a small saucepan stir together honey, chocolate, and oil. Heat and stir over low heat just until chocolate melts. Stir into oat mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown, stirring after 20 minutes. Spread on a large piece of foil; cool completely. Stir in white baking pieces and semisweet pieces. Place granola in tin; close tin. Classic Granola: Prepare as directed, except omit bittersweet chocolate, white baking pieces, and semisweet pieces. Stir together the honey and oil in a small bowl. Makes 14 servings.Nutrition Analysis per serving: 198 calories, 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat; 0 g trans fat), 0 mg chol., 2 mg sodium, 24 g carb., 4 g fiber, 6 g pro. Cranberry-Pistachio Granola: Prepare granola as directed, except substitute 1-1/2 cups pistachio nuts for the 1 cup almonds or walnuts. Omit the bittersweet chocolate, white baking pieces, and semisweet pieces. Stir together the honey and oil in a small bowl. After granola is baked and cool, stir in 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries. Makes 14 servings.Nutrition Analysis per serving: 269 calories, 13 g total fat (1 g sat. fat; 0 g trans fat), 0 mg chol., 37 g carb., 3 mg sodium, 7 g pro. Exchanges: 2.5 starch, 2 fat Carb Choice: 2 Spiced Apricot Granola: Prepare granola as directed, except omit bittersweet chocolate, white baking pieces, and semisweet pieces. Stir together the honey and oil in a small bowl. Stir 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves into the honey and oil mixture. After granola is baked and cool, stir in 1-1/2 cups snipped dried apricots. Makes 14 servings.Nutrition analysis per serving: 233 calories, 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat; 0 g trans fat), 0 mg chol., 3 mg sodium, 33 g carb., 5 g fiber, 6 g pro. MAKE-AHEAD DIRECTIONS: Place cooled granola in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months. If frozen, bring to room temperature before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 370 Calories 20g Fat 44g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 14 Calories 370 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Sodium 26mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Protein 6g Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 2.2mg 12% Potassium 167mg 4% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.