Sunday, January 9, 2011


My mom has made this ever since I can remember. It is so tasty, yet very healthy-- and much cheaper than store-bought cereals. This is also great as a topping on yogurt and ice cream, as well as using it for layering with fruit and yogurt for a parfait. There are so many ways to eat it.


6 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sliced almonds (or they can be coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (may use more)
3/4 cup honey (may use 1 cup for a little more sweetness)
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2- 2 tsp vanilla (optional)
1-2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Heat oats and wheat germ on a pan at 350 degrees for 10 minutes- careful not to burn.

Combine honey and oil; set aside. Combine all the other ingredients and add oats and wheat germ.

Pour honey and oil mixture over everything and mix thoroughly. Spread evenly in pan/or cookie sheet, careful to keep it thicker around the edges so it does not burn. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool on a rack. (It is easier to remove later if you loosen it from pan right away when taking it out of the oven- can mound it up a little.)

Add and mix in raisins and/or dates or chopped apricots, if desired, after baking is complete, while it is still warm.

Store in a sealed container. 


  1. Now this sounds so good. Love the ingredients in it.

  2. I'm going to try this... have been looking for an easy recipe for granola and this looks perfect!

  3. This is right down my alley! Loved the addition of coconut in this.


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