Rating: 4.71 stars
353 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 264
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Yummy, crunchy breakfast treat. Good on ice cream too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir oats, nuts and sunflower kernels together. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Add to dry ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture onto two ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven, for 10 minutes, remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and continue baking until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fat 11.1g; sodium 1.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (285)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
Wow! I have made this granola 4 times since I found the recipe a few weeks ago. As soon as the family eats it up, I make more. I've changed it a bit each time, after reading all the reviews, and I think I've finally settled on my favorite: I use oats, sliced almonds and sunflower seeds (but no other nuts), whole flax seed, wheat germ (about 1/2 cup each)for added nutrition, plus coconut for sweetness. I up the oil and honey just a bit, plus add a bit of real maple syrup for flavor. I add a combo of regular and golden raisins, but only at the very end (otherwise they burn-yuck!). I bake it on parchment, on a lower temp (about 225) and stir often, every 7-10 minutes. I pulled it off to another pan to cool - trust me, this is a must! And then finally, since we like ours clumpy, as it was cooling, I pulled off bits and squeezed hunks together. I then mixed about half the still warm granola with about 1/3 cup powdered milk. It gave amazing flavor and texture to the finished product. This recipe is PHENOMENALLY good - and versatile and cheap. Wow, what's not to love? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2003
THis recipe was very easy. However, It needed about twice as much honey to get the clumping going on. I also thought the sunflower seeds took the nutty flavor over the top. I made a second batch replacing the sunflower kernals with rice crispies, and doubling the honey. It was perfect then, Read More
(28)
353 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 264
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
Wow! I have made this granola 4 times since I found the recipe a few weeks ago. As soon as the family eats it up, I make more. I've changed it a bit each time, after reading all the reviews, and I think I've finally settled on my favorite: I use oats, sliced almonds and sunflower seeds (but no other nuts), whole flax seed, wheat germ (about 1/2 cup each)for added nutrition, plus coconut for sweetness. I up the oil and honey just a bit, plus add a bit of real maple syrup for flavor. I add a combo of regular and golden raisins, but only at the very end (otherwise they burn-yuck!). I bake it on parchment, on a lower temp (about 225) and stir often, every 7-10 minutes. I pulled it off to another pan to cool - trust me, this is a must! And then finally, since we like ours clumpy, as it was cooling, I pulled off bits and squeezed hunks together. I then mixed about half the still warm granola with about 1/3 cup powdered milk. It gave amazing flavor and texture to the finished product. This recipe is PHENOMENALLY good - and versatile and cheap. Wow, what's not to love? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2006
Holy Cow. This is fabulous. I followed some other reviewer's advice and made some adjustments. I used about 3/4 of a cup of applesauce and just a splash of olive oil in place of the canola oil. I also increased the honey to 1 cup. I added probably 1/3 cup of crunchy peanut butter to the "oil" mix and added orange flavored crasins to soak while I mixed the dry ingredients. I think the only thing I added to the dry part was about 1/3 cup brown sugar. I baked it all at 275 for about 25 minutes. I took it out and stirred it every 7 minutes and then reset the timer for another 7 minutes when I was done, and I did that 3 times total plus I left it in for about 4 minutes at the end. I dumped both pans onto paper towels to cool before I stored it, and neither my husband or I could keep from grabbing handfuls of it while it sat there. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
Delicious! Don't forget (like I did) to let the granola cool on paper towels; otherwise you'll be scrubbing the cookie sheet for a long time. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
I make this ALL the time...as soon as I run out I'm back at the store stocking up on supplies to make more. After baking, I add cranberries, golden raisins, coconut, chopped dried apricot...whatever I have. It's just so delicious. I gave away tins of it at Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2007
This granola is the absolute best I have ever had!!! I will NEVER buy it from a grocery store again, so easy to make and turns out absolutely delicious. I added in some wheat germ, flax seeds and used a locally produced wildflower honey. I would definitely suggest for people to bake the granola on either a sheet of parchment or in a non-stick oven roaster, that way you'll have no problems and won't have to scrape it off baking sheets!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Love, love, love it! I've been making this recipe for 2 1/2 years. As soon as it's gone, the family is begging for more. I have tried other recipes now and then, but always come back to this one. I double the recipe for the dry stuff and triple the recipe for the wet ingredients. Makes it a little higher in fat, but it bakes up in nice chunks and tastes super! I also add 1/2 cup of wheat germ and 1/2 cup of ground flax seed for nutrition. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
Nice and crunchy--like store bought granola cereal. My kids love this in their yogurt. I cut the calories by decreasing the oil to 2 T. (I use olive instead of canola) and adding 1/3 c. applesauce. I also add 1/4 c. wheat germ and cut the cinnamon a bit for my personal preference. I then bake for 20 min. instead of 10 (stirring twice) and add 1 c. mini-chocolate chips after the granola cools a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2005
A wonderful gift recipe--friends and family received it last Christmas. And I've been making it regularly since. Great for breakfast or out-of-hand afternoon snack. I increase the honey to 2/3 cup and mix it with the oil and vanilla before adding to the oatmeal for more thorough combining of ingredients. If adding fruit (dried cherries cranberries or raisins) let them soak in the oil/honey while you chop nuts or combine the dry ingredients. Keeps them chewy even after baking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2003
THis recipe was very easy. However, It needed about twice as much honey to get the clumping going on. I also thought the sunflower seeds took the nutty flavor over the top. I made a second batch replacing the sunflower kernals with rice crispies, and doubling the honey. It was perfect then, Read More
(28)