I've been making this granola for more than a year. I often get requests for the recipe. It's loaded with a variety of nuts and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. An excellent choice for topping yogurt or ice cream. I prefer 'extra-thick'-style rolled oats.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 quarts
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

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  • Stir rolled oats, oat bran, wheat germ, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, and slivered almonds together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.

  • Mix kosher salt and cinnamon together in a saucepan, place over medium-high heat, and add vegetable oil and coconut oil. Heat until coconut oil is melted and oil mixture is hot. Stir maple syrup and honey into oil mixture until incorporated; remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

  • Pour oil mixture over dry ingredients and stir thoroughly to coat. Spread granola onto prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; stir granola. Bake for 15 more minutes and stir; repeat, baking 15 minutes (45 minutes total baking time). Let granola cool, transfer to large bowl, and stir dried cranberries into granola.

Cook's Note:

Raisins can be substituted for part or all of the dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 8.2g 16% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 130.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
This was nice but nothing fantastic. Am looking for a granola recipe that's better than the boxed stuff as so far I haven't found it. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2014
I followed recipe (left out sunflower seeds) but coconut and almonds browned too quickly. I would lower heat and add coconut and almonds toward the end. Oven is calibrated correctly so it was not my oven. Also seems like a lot of oil and sugar so will modify this recipe significantly for health and for better results. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2014
I followed recipe (left out sunflower seeds) but coconut and almonds browned too quickly. I would lower heat and add coconut and almonds toward the end. Oven is calibrated correctly so it was not my oven. Also seems like a lot of oil and sugar so will modify this recipe significantly for health and for better results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
I have stored this granola at room temp. It will last several months as any dry cereal. It can also be put in the fridge or freezer for longer storage. Hope you enjoy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
This was nice but nothing fantastic. Am looking for a granola recipe that's better than the boxed stuff as so far I haven't found it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2017
I ended up taking it out 5 minutes early because it was burning which ruined the flavor Read More