Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A little bit sweet, a little bit fresh and invigorating. Adapted from a higher-fat recipe (this cuts the fat in half with no loss in flavor). It is a somewhat "dry" granola, due to the low amount of oil. Add more fruit juice to make it "clump up" when baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. In a large bowl or small vat combine the oats, germ, nuts, and brown sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine honey, oil, lemon stuff, powdered/grated ginger, and salt.
  4. Combine both mixtures- tossing very very well (for 3-5 minutes) to distribute the goo evenly and pour onto as many sheet pans as you can find.
  5. Bake for 90 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
  6. About halfway through the process your kitchen and house will start to smell heavenly and your mouth will be watering.
  7. While the granola is baking, chop the candied ginger down to "raisin" size or smaller- this is a pain as it is very sticky, and it doesn't work well in the food processor, unfortunately.
  8. Remove granola from oven and transfer into a large bowl.
  9. Add candied ginger and mix until evenly distributed.
  10. Makes a whole boatload.
  11. Keeps- probably a month, but it won't take you that long to eat it, will it?


Most Helpful

I made this and it came out very dry. I didn't think there was enough wet ingredients to make it crunch up. Also it didn't taste that lemony. Like the last reviewer the candied ginger did make it

chef carmel April 04, 2005

I didn't have the lemon extract but this was still very good. The candied ginger makes the recipe, but it does tend to clump together.

jellie March 22, 2005

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