I haven’t made granola in ages. This particular recipe is a little sweeter than what I usually make. I was hoping the sweetness would entice my kids to eat it. They both turned their noses up at it and refused to even try it. Oh well. I liked the granola. It tastes good. You can add different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to suit your taste.


4 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats (not quick cooking)
1 cup oat bran (or wheat germ)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dried fruit (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine oats, oat bran, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, chopped pecans, and flaked coconut in a large bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and pour the hot liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until evenly coated. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden, stirring every 10 minutes. Let the granola cool and then add the dried fruit, if using. Store the granola in an air-tight container.


One Comment on “Granola”

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