Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

Not sure where I got this recipe. I’ve made it and really liked it. When I made it I used salted pumpkinseeds, as I couldn’t find unsalted. It was a little salty but not too bad. The next time I make it I will rinse the pumpkinseeds and see if that helps. I wanted to share and see what the nutritional information was.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Place coconut on ungreased sheet, and toast until light golden, about 6 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 300°. Lightly oil two baking pans. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, flaxseeds, wheat germ, pumpkinseeds, and almonds; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring cider to a boil; cook until liquid has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 7 minutes. Stir in oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract. Remove pan from heat, pour liquid over oat mixture, and combine thoroughly.
  4. Divide mixture between baking pans, and bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in dried cranberries and toasted coconut. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
  6. You may also add an optional 1/2 cup dried mission figs, quartered lengthwise.


Most Helpful

This is my favorite cereal! I have put it in my little own healthy recipes cookbook which I give out to people who ask me about eating healthy. I don't use the coconut, and I substitute different juices for the apple juice -- cranberry, grape, etc. Also I don't chop the almonds nor use cranberries.

dadgumgenius April 20, 2010

I have made this granola several times now. If I totally go by the recipe it is absolutely delicious. A big difference is to use pure maple syrup instead of pancake syrup. Great!

dearcynthia May 27, 2008

This granola was pretty good for a pretty low fat and low sugar recipe. I change some things around though. I omitted pumpkin seeds for walnuts, used apple juice instead of cider, used flax seed meal, no coconut and decreased amount of maple syrup in it. I also only needed to cook for 30 minutes and it was stil burnt a little. Anyways, a good recipe with some minor changes according to my taste!

Serrulata April 09, 2007

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