Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yummy Homemade Granola

Quite honestly, it has taken several tries to get homemade granola right.  They either don't taste great, burn too easily, or give me a tummy ache.  This one is the closest I have come and it is so good it is hard to put it down!  Just. Walk. Away.  ;)

While the batch was large, three out of the four family members enjoyed it nearly everyday for a week, so it did last.  :D

Here are the ingredients (modified from a recipe I found online that I can no longer find to cite!):
8C old fashioned rolled oats
1.5C wheat germ
1.5C oat bran
1/2C sunflower seeds
1C chopped pecans
1.5t. salt
1/2C splenda blend baking sugar (or 1C brown sugar)
1/4C maple syrup
3/4C honey
1/2C coconut oil
1/2C canola oil
1T cinnamon
1T vanilla
1-2C raisins (add after all of the above is finished cooking!)

Heat up/melt the salt, sweeteners, oils, cinnamon and vanilla.  Combine the rest of the dry ingredients and nuts/seeds in a large bowl and then pour the melted wet ingredients over them.  Line two baking pans with foil (foil is recyclable by the way!) and spread the mixture out.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring once half way through.  Watch carefully so it does not burn.  Once cooled, add raisins (you could also add other dried fruit or chocolate chips).

Note:  if you look over the list, you will see that making granola is not cheap!  However, it does cost less than buying store-bought granola or even bulk granola and, best yet, you know exactly what the ingredients are.  :)




  1. That looks like a good recipe....thanks...zip listing it to make later:)

  2. Stopping by from the Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways Wednesday Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

  3. That looks really good! Would make a great snack for work.

  4. I must use this recipe next time I make granola- thanks for sharing this at Seasonal Celebration!


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