Friday, January 15, 2010

Homemade Granola

As promised, my favorite granola recipe! It's not a crunchy granola unless you bake it forever. I'm putting in the full recipe, but since it's only me, I usually do a half recipe and it lasts me like two weeks. I don't do dairy so I top it with vanilla soy milk, a wonderfully sweet breakfast that isn't a sugary, processed cereal!

Chunky Granola

Preheat oven to 350F
Place in ungreased 9x13" pan:
6 c rolled oats
Bake 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and stir in:
1/2 c. sunflower seeds or nuts (I leave this out)
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. powdered milk (I leave this out too)

Add to dry mixture:
2/3 c. honey
2/3 c. oil
1 t. vanilla

Stir until toroughly coated. Bake 10-15 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes until uniformly golden (I do 4min-4min-3min). Do not overbake. Let cool in pan undisturbed, then break into chunks.

Option: add chopped raisins, dates or other dried fruits


  1. I'm gonna make this! Sounds yummy, I have never made granola but have always wanted to!

  2. I made it! It is lovely
    I'm so excited about it that I'm gonna have to blog about it. I love that it makes a ton..sending a jar to work with husband to sprinkle on his very plain and boring yogurt that he eats mid morning.
    I changed up just a couple things (used coconut oil for oil and dried cranberries instead of coconut) so I wouldn't have to go to the store.
    Oh, and I totally forgot to put the wheat germ in, will have to do that next time. Whoops.
    Thanks so much for sharing..I know I will be making this one regularly.

  3. I'm so excited you tried it! I think cranberries would be a great addition, not only for flavor but for color, especially in your favorite Mason jars! :)

  4. Visiting here from Amy's site, looks to be a great recipe. It's always good to have a variety in our granola. I look forward to reading more of your posts.