Great tasting granola sweetened with honey. A very versatile recipe as your favorite nuts and dried fruit can easily be substituted for those listed.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 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). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, canola oil, and honey. Spread evenly over the prepared baking sheet, pressing down lightly with the back of a spoon.

  • Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.

  • In a large bowl, break the cooled granola into large chunks. Mix in the raisins, pineapple, sweetened dried cranberries, and papaya. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
I've been testing several granola recipes lately. This one is my favorite! I do make some changes and like the recipe description says it's very versatile! I use 1/2 cup flax seed (the miracle grain as I call it) and omit the wheat germ and sunflower seeds. I use 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I also add 1 tsp. vanilla extract. I love the nutmeg and cinnamon - it smells so good baking! For cost reasons I only use raisins and dried cranberries for the fruit. I end up baking mine for almost 40 minutes until it is toasted and crunchy. It clumps up very nicely. Hint: stir the oil and honey together first before adding to oat mixture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2005
Granola didn't break apart in chunks as expected so I baked it a little longer with same result. Looks more like cereal. Followed recipe exactly except used safflower oil in place of canola oil. Maybe that was the problem. Tastes delicious so will use it as cereal. Rated as a three but partly my fault because of oil replacement. Thanks Chris! Read More
(9)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
I've been testing several granola recipes lately. This one is my favorite! I do make some changes and like the recipe description says it's very versatile! I use 1/2 cup flax seed (the miracle grain as I call it) and omit the wheat germ and sunflower seeds. I use 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I also add 1 tsp. vanilla extract. I love the nutmeg and cinnamon - it smells so good baking! For cost reasons I only use raisins and dried cranberries for the fruit. I end up baking mine for almost 40 minutes until it is toasted and crunchy. It clumps up very nicely. Hint: stir the oil and honey together first before adding to oat mixture. Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2009
Very good granola. I quadrupled the recipe but only made 2 1/2x the syrup (oil and honey). I combined all the dry ingredients (except for the dry fruit and placed it in the oven for about 20 minutes to toast them up. I combined the oil and honey in a saucepan with the cinnamon and a pinch of salt and brought it to a boil. This thinned out the honey and made it easier to pour over all the dry ingredients. I added the dried fruit 1/2 way thru the baking so they would not burn. I needed to bake the granola for much much longer than suggested. But it was very good. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2009
I have been following & making this reciped for 3 months now. My only modification is to half the recipe (since I'm the only one who eats it) and omit the sunflower seeds (not a fan). Otherwise I have memorized this recipe and eat it mixed w/what ever at least 5 days a week! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
this recipe was great!!! i added a few thing vanilla walnuts & pecans to the mix. I also split it in half after adding the honey and oil and added cocoa powder to one half. turned out great......chocolate granola!!!! i will definatly be making this again!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
This was good. We took the advice from another reviewer to mix the honey and oil together first! I then waited to add the oatmeal until last after mixing the other ingred. with honey/oil mix. Instead of wheat germ I used an extra 1/4 cup flax seed and didn't add sunflower seeds. For fruit we used raisins and craisins. We baked about 25-30 min. until we started to smell it then I took it out because I didn't want it to burn. Ours didn't break into pieces. update We made this again and liked it much better the second time for some reason. I let it cool and sit overnight and I think the key may be to let it cool COMPLETELY (I realized I didn't do that the first time) because then it did actually break a little more into pieces. We love this for cereal in the morning! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
I Love this recipe and my Husband loves it even more i double or quadruple the batch.... and make it every two weeks for him and he takes it for breakfast everyday.. we usually just use cranberries or raisins its tasty and easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
Excellent recipe! I took the advice of another reviewer and boiled the honey first to make it spread further. Thanks for a great recipe Chris! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Needed a recipe for granola for the lodge that I cook for. This one is so easy and so tasty without being oversweet and having too many ingredients and too much sugar. I used cramberries raisons oats and sliced almonds and almond extract. And just added ground flax seed for the other stuff cause thats what I had on hand. Every one loves it and it is so much fresher than the store bought stuff that we pay so much for. I recipe made 3 1/2 quarts for maaybe the price of one stale bag. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2005
Granola didn't break apart in chunks as expected so I baked it a little longer with same result. Looks more like cereal. Followed recipe exactly except used safflower oil in place of canola oil. Maybe that was the problem. Tastes delicious so will use it as cereal. Rated as a three but partly my fault because of oil replacement. Thanks Chris! Read More
(9)
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