Sources: The Quaker Oats Wholegrain Cookbook and Mayo Clinic Online Recipes
Note: Quaker Oats uses coconut and butter, both very high in saturated fats. Planter substitutes safflower oil for butter and honey instead of brown sugar. Mayo Clinic uses 2 T vegetable oil with 1/4 cp water for moisture. It also adds 1/2 cp Grape Nuts cereal. See below for some nutrient values of different dried fruits
3 cps Quaker Oats (Quick or Old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cp All Bran (opt)
1/4 cp wheat germ
1/2-1 cp shredded or flaked coconut (opt)
1 cp coarsely chopped nuts
1/4 cp honey or brown sugar
1/4 cp safflower oil
1/2 t cinnamon, or to taste
1/2 t salt
2/3 cp raisins
1/4 cp dried apricots or other favorite dried fruit
1. Combine all ingredients except raisins in ungreased 13 x 9" baking pan; mix
2. Bake in preheated moderate oven (325-350 degrees) 25 to 30 minutes, or till golden
brown, stirring occasionally with a fork to avoid clumping.
3. Stir in raisins.
4. Cool thoroughly and store in tightly covered container in cool dry place or in refrigerator.
Prunes and apricots are highest in fiber, raisins are highest in energy (kcal). The nutrients below are some that Planter looks for. The source is the USDA Nutrition Database; you can find the link in Recipes.
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