Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins
This stuff is addicting! I don't remember where I got the recipe, but I have been making this since I was a teenager. The measurements for the oats and coconut are just guidelines; you can adjust it to your liking or what you have on hand. Let me know how you like it.
For Oat Mixture
- 4 -8 cups oats
- 2 cups wheat germ
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsalted nuts (sunflower, almonds, cashews)
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds (optional)
- 1 cup raisins
For Oil Mixture
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup honey (I use clover honey)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients for Oat Mixture.
- In a small to medium bowl, separately mix together the first 4 ingredients for Oil Mixture.
- Add Oil Mixture (not the honey yet) to the Oat Mixture; blend well.
- Then add in the honey. Mix well.
- Spread thinly and evenly on cookie sheets (for ease of preparation, use rimmed cookie sheets).
- Bake at 325 d F for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden (stir @ every 12-15 minutes).
- After baking, remove from oven and let granola cool on cookie sheets.
- Remove granola from cooled pans and it's ready to eat, or store covered for about 2 weeks.
- Makes a nice food gift.
- Yield is approximate & depends on amounts used.
I used 6 cups of oats, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1 cup slivered almonds but I skipped the sesame seeds & raisins. Once it was baked, I added the traditional dates to half and dried pineapple to the other half for a tropical granola. We enjoyed the cereal but even though I baked it for 20 minutes, it never got crunchy. I also felt the flavor would have been a little better if I had used butter instead of oil. However, one of my kids and my mother preferred the softer texture and lighter flavor so I guess it is just a matter of opinion. :o) Thanks for sharing!