Energizing Granola
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Energizing Granola

This granola is great as a cereal, yogurt topper, or on its own as a snack. Be creative and substitute different grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit in the same amounts to suit your preferences.

  • Prep Time
    5 minutes
  • Cook Time
    15 minutes
  • Serves
  • Experience


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup assorted nuts (slivered almonds, crushed pecans, pine nuts, and/or peanuts)
  • 1 cup assorted seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and/or flax seeds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, chopped dates, cranberries, and/or figs)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine grains, nuts, coconut, seeds, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan heat oil, honey, and sugar over low heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Add vanilla and then pour liquid mixture over grain mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. On a large baking sheet, spread granola evenly in a thin layer. (You will need to do this twice or use two sheets).
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to keep from sticking or burning. (Do not overcook, granola can burn easily and will crisp more when cooled).
  7. Allow granola to cool in the pan and stir in dried fruit.
  8. Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.