This sweet, crunchy homemade granola combines quick oats with peanuts, wheat germ, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Baked in the oven, it's easy to make.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, and wheat germ.

  • In a separate bowl, combine honey, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt, and vanilla. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture, and stir. Spread out on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; 9.4 g protein; 60.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 201.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2007
Great granola! I normally make Almond Maple Granola from this website but I was in the mood for something different. Thanks to JediCook's suggestion of adding cinnamon--it really does taste like an oatmeal cookie. My tweaks were to use old-fashioned oats only 1/4 cup honey & brown sugar 3 tbls oil 1/4 tsp salt and I subbed sliced almonds for the peanuts. I really love it and will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2010
This is sooooo tasty! I think next time I'll increase the sugar mixture as I prefer a more "clumpy" granola. Taste-wise though this is spot on especially if you're like me and looking for a granola without all the fruit etc. Read More
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135 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2007
Great granola! I normally make Almond Maple Granola from this website but I was in the mood for something different. Thanks to JediCook's suggestion of adding cinnamon--it really does taste like an oatmeal cookie. My tweaks were to use old-fashioned oats only 1/4 cup honey & brown sugar 3 tbls oil 1/4 tsp salt and I subbed sliced almonds for the peanuts. I really love it and will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
I made this both with and without the peanuts. The first batch I cooked for 45 minutes stirring 3x and found that it was a bit over-done so the next batches I just cooked for 30-35 minutes and they were perfectly golden. This mix is amazing and I love that the wheat germ is undetectable! I think I'll try adding some dried fruit like "craisins" in the next go-round. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
Delicious! I took the advice of Granyloohoo (who always gives great advice in her reviews!) and used 1/4 cup each of the honey and brown sugar 3 Tbsp of oil and 1/4 tsp salt. I also used ground flaxseed instead of wheat germ. This came out plenty sweet and has a very nice crunch to it. I added 1/2 a cup coconut while baking and dumped in some craisins when I took it out of the oven. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
This is a very good granola. A few add ins I have done: Melted butter instead of vegetable oil (weird things happen to oil when it's heated so I prefer to use butter or ghee), addition of cinammon with raisins and molasses gave it an oatmeal cookie taste that was simply delightful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
This is my new cereal. I refuse to buy that sugar coated junk at the store. The only change I made was to take out the peanuts (everyone hated them!) and subsituted flax for wheat bran (all I had). I also sprinkle a TBSP of white sugar on top before I bake it. I've made this at least five times since I found the recipe! I do add-ins in the bowl as we all like different things. YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
Oh WOW... I was visiting family in a different state and I paid 6 bucks for a bag of granola from a health food store and it had basicly the same exact ingredients as this recipe. My husband and I loved it so much I've been looking for something like it ever since.. I never even thought to make it myself till Allrecipes featured it on the main page this week. This was a SUPER EASY recipe to make and like other suggestions I added about a teaspoon of cinnamon and used almond slivers instead of peanuts. My house smells Wonderful and it's not even fully cooled yet and me and the kids can't stop picking at it... it tastes AWSOME! I'm going to play w/ this and maybe next time add some real maple syurp and a some different nuts you could have a blast trying something new every time you make this! THANKS!!! This is going to be a regular treat in my house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2007
Very Good. I did not add the peanuts but I did add mini chocolate chips. On one batch I sprinkled in some leftover toffie bits I had. mmmmm. I tried one batch with marshmallows that did not turn out. I dont suggest that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2007
This may taste very good but WOW!! the calories that are in this is rediculous it more than I have for breaky and part of my lunch. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2005
This was good I made two patches one as written only I added a pkg of dried mixed fruit the second-I omitted the salt and peanuts added 1 tbsp maple syrup and 1/2 c pecans and a pkg of dried peaches. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2010
This is sooooo tasty! I think next time I'll increase the sugar mixture as I prefer a more "clumpy" granola. Taste-wise though this is spot on especially if you're like me and looking for a granola without all the fruit etc. Read More
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