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Granola Recipe

Granola is great to have on hand for breakfasts, snacks, or as a topping on your favorite yogurt or ice cream to add texture and flavor. Making homemade granola not only ensures you know all of the ingredients included, you can also make sure it has all of your favorite things in it. This is a general recipe that is wonderful as is, but feel free to add and customize to your liking. Full of good-for-you fats and lots of flavor, this recipe can be your go-to when looking for a healthy, filling and delicious granola.


  • 5 cups Steel cut oats

  • 1 1⁄2 cups Crushed raw almonds

  • 1 cup Raw sunflower seeds

  • 1⁄2 cup Raw sesame seeds

  • 1 cup Unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1⁄2 cup Raw honey or Pure maple syrup

  • 1⁄2 cup Extra virgin olive oil

  • 1⁄2 tsp Salt


  • Mixing bowl

  • Baking sheet

  • Spatula

  • Measuring devices

  • Paper towels


  1. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients, except the nuts. Whisk the honey and/or syrup, oil. And salt until well blended. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix until all is lightly sticky.

  2. Spread in a large baking sheet (or two) and bake at 225 degrees for 3 1⁄2 hours. Add in the nuts and dried fruit, if using. Stir and return to the oven for another 30 minutes. If you are not sure of your oven temperature, check in two hours instead of three.

  3. Turn off oven and leave granola in oven for 4 hours or overnight. When granola is completely cool store in an airtight container in a cool place.


  1. The low slow cooking is better for the valuable oils in the nuts and grains.

  2. The nutritional value is best if the nuts are not cooked at all. The recipe provides

    a compromise to get some crunch, while not destroying the value of the nuts.