Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

I love homemade granola--I discovered it this spring when I found about 10 recipes for granola on the internet. This is my favorite conglomeration. Sometimes I add some sesame oil too, either in addition to or in place of the vegetable oil. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey and water.
  4. Toss until well combined.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking.
  7. Let it cool, then stir in the fruit.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
  9. Makes about 7 cups.
Most Helpful

This granola is really good. I used less sesame seeds because I didn't have the full amount. Very easy and tasty.

adena mangis September 12, 2011

This is great basic formula for making different granolas. I have made it several times, both as the recipe is submitted, and with modifications. Most recently, I doubled the recipe, and made a few modifications. I substituted flax seeds and raw sunflower seeds for the sesame seeds and walnuts. Instead of honey, I used agave syrup. For the fruit, I used unsweetened dried pineapple. unsweetened shredded coconut, and unsweetened dried mango.

Lightly Toasted July 11, 2011

YUM!! Was tired of spending so much money on granola everytime at the store. I had no idea I could make granola that tastes better and less calories than what Ive been buying! Thanks for the recipe!

ecker.libby January 14, 2010