Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water and dates to a boil in a covered saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes, then blend in blender with all but oats and seeds or coconut.
  4. Stir all ingredients together.
  5. Spread on two cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 225 degrees for 2 hours, stirring.
  7. Put in a air tight container until ready to use.
Most Helpful

Made this for my grandkids, they are so into the sweetened cereals, this seemed like a healthy alternative. They loved it.

L DJ August 12, 2002

Not too sweet (like most Granola) but certainly my new favorite healthy snack!

niko vivian November 29, 2003

This recipe needs to be revised. It became delicious once I halved the oats and doubled the banana/date mixture. I also boiled the sweetened coconut in with the dates and blended that and it worked very well. Also, I added some pumpkin pie spice mixture and extra nutmeg and cinnamon, wheat germ, flax seeds, and brown sugar. Thanks for inspiring me to do this twice.

Heather V. January 26, 2007