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Athalie's Granola

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups nuts - mix your favorites, like almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup honey [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups diced dried fruits such as pears, apples, apricots, and raisins
How to make it:
  1. Stir the oats and nuts together.
  2. Bake in a large shallow pan in a 350F oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt thoroughly.
  4. Combine the honey with vegetable oil and vanilla, mixing well.
  5. When oats and nuts are removed from the oven, stir in the brown sugar and flour mixture.
  6. Blend in the honey mixture, combining thoroughly with the dry mix.
  7. Spread evenly in the shallow pan.
  8. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes, or until golden, stirring once or twice while baking.
  9. Transfer to a large bowl or cool shallow pan and let cool.
  10. Add the dried fruits of your choice.

    I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil because I like the taste. Other blood types could adapt to taste. Pack the well-cooled granola in airtight containers. Store in the refrigerator for the longest shelf life.

    So Easy to Preserve: Drying. 2005. National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation and the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia, Athens. (Video)

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pear/Pear Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N N
Pecan/Pecan Butter3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt3 N N N N N N N N
Raisin2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)3 ,4 B B B B N B B B
Almond/Almond Butter3 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apricot/Apricot Juice2 ,3 ,4 B B N N N N N A
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Nut/ Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cashew/Cashew Butter2 ,3 ,4 A A N A A A A A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla- N N N N N N N A
Cinnamon3 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey3 N N N A N N N A
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Rice Cake/Flour1 ,2 ,3 B N B B B B N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal3 ,5 B N B B B N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 24, 2007 at 00:30 AM By: Lola