Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is great with milk or soy milk, and also can be eaten plain as a snack. Will keep for weeks in the refrigerator.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients.
- In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the honey, oil and vanilla until syrupy.
- Add to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Spread on a jellyroll pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
- Store in a covered container.
I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars on this...can I choose 4-1/2? :o) I made it exactly as written and it was easy and tasty, a hit with the kids. It had a strong, almost-overpowering honey taste, though (at least to my palate...afraid personal preference kicks in here!) I remade it with only 1/2 c honey and added cinnamon and salt and it was great; the oat flavor really shone through. It was also good both ways with dried fruit added in after it cooled. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!
This is a very simple, easy recipe for granola. I tweaked it slightly though. It's a bit too sweet and strong with so much honey. I also didn't have the wheat germ or sunflower seeds (and don't like either) so I added an extra cup of oats, cut back on the honey by about a 1/3 cup, and added cinnamon and nutmeg. It was delicious. This is a great starter recipe and you can just add the things you like to taste! Once you make it once, you no longer need a recipe. Just have fun wtih it!
A good basic granola that is easy to dress up with fresh or dried fruit. It is a bit sweet, even the kids thought so, so next time I'll cut back on the honey some. I used butter instead of oil and it worked well. My favorite thing about this granola is the walnuts. They add a different flavor that I really enjoy. Thanks for sharing Mirj!