Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe comes from O.J. Sarah's Restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico via the L.A. Times Culinary SOS column. I have had this recipe clipping for over 10 years, and made this recipe many times. The dried blueberries are my addition. This recipe makes a lot, but freezes well. I portion it out in ziplock bags for freezing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil, honey and vanilla and bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  2. Combine oats, bran, sunflower seeds and coconut in a large pan (I use a disposable aluminun roasting pan); pour hot oil mixture over oat mixture and stir well.
  3. Spread in an even layer and bake at 350 F, stirring occasionally (every 10 to 15 minutes), until golden brown; this takes about 1 hour.
  4. Stir in the dried blueberries after removing the granola from the oven.
  5. Store in a large airtight container, or freeze portions in ziplock bags.
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This was my first attempt at making homemade granola and now I don't think I'll go back to store bought! I love the taste of the coconut and the addition of sunflower seeds give this granola a unique taste. I halved the recipe and stirred every 1o minutes for 50 minutes until the granola was golden brown. I left out the blueberries (since they were a little pricey at Whole Foods). Great granola recipe - thanks!