Try a New Recipe: Homemade Granola

This is an excellent granola recipe, I don’t remember where I got it. It’s quite simple, delicious, and it really lasts for a long time.
You can really make this a low-sodium recipe if you check the labels on all of your ingredients, if that is a concern for you. I think I made an entire batch with just 11 g of sodium total, which was perfect for a friend on a sodium-restricted diet.

Other than that, it’s great by the handful, in a bowl with milk, atop a pile of yogurt, anyway you can think to eat it!

Homemade Granola
Makes about 8 cups

1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup golden raisins (I have also substituted dried blueberries for this, delicious)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread shredded coconut onto a baking pan, and bake until toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool.

2. Reduce oven temperature to 300. Line two baking pans with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, canola oil and honey. Stir together until well combined. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheets; bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool.

3. Break up cooled granola; sprinkle with raisins and toasted coconut. Stir to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.

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ButterYum

Ooooo – I loooooooooove homemade granola. I don’t make it very often because I want to eat it all, immediately! Seriously, I have to hide it from myself!!

🙂
ButterYum

Min

Sounds great, Martha! I linked up a No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bar (with cherries & almonds) that is really yummy! You’d like it!

Min

Thanks for all your comments!

It’s so good, so much better than any store-bought granola! Come back and let me know what you think after you’ve tried it!

Bob

Heh, I was just talking about wanting to make my own granola with my girlfriend. Awesome. Looks like a great recipe.

Pam

This really sounds good! I’ve never made granola and this looks like it would be easy so I will have to give it a try! Thanks!