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Granola is great to eat with milk or yogurt for breakfast. Making your own granola is easy to do. This is a guide about making your own granola.


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June 20, 2011
This is a fruit filled, quick granola. Makes around 12 cups.


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 cups nuts
  • 3 cups dried fruit
  • 10 cups quick oatmeal


Simmer the apple juice, brown sugar, spices, and salt for 3 to 5 minutes until the sugar melts. Pour it over the oats and stir well. Spread on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Cook 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, stir, then shut off the oven, leaving the pans in the oven until the oven is cool. When it is cool, just pick up the parchment paper and make a funnel out of it to pour your granola into your containers for storage. It makes a pretty gift, wrapped in clear bags tied with a ribbon. Include the recipe, because you will be asked for it.


By Ann from Loup City, NE

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March 31, 20116 found this helpful

Mmmm good! Crunch your way to good health! A healthy, high energy, protein and vitamin rich snack. It requires just a few moments a day to devour with a cup of steaming java or cool juice at your favorite Cafe.

This is what I observed when watching Ruthie make this in my kitchen, so all amounts are approximate. Make your own version and share. Recipe can be cut in half.




Start with a large, Teflon type frying pan, using medium to high heat, do not add oil to pan. Add both types oatmeal, seeds, pecans, coconut, and toast and toss until a very golden brown, being careful not to burn mixture.


Add juice from mandarin oranges, peanut butter, apple chunks, and raisins. Cook for a few minutes, then add the banana

After all ingredients have been added, turn down heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until apples are tender, but not mushy.

This is best served warm with just a little but of Almond Milk in a bowl. Leftover can be kept in refrigerator for 7 - 10 days. Can also be eaten cold, as a snack, but I prefer it warm with milk. I store mine in the refrigerator in individual small glass bowls, heat briefly in microwave, and enjoy.


Servings: 12
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Z'sip Crunch, just one of fufe's WIMP (What's In My Pantry?) Recipes

By Ruth from Upstate NY

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June 28, 2010


  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2-1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup protein powder (opt.)
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  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates or other dried fruit
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Liquid:
    • 1/2-1 cup water
    • 3/4 cup oil (increase to 1 cup if no honey used)
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 4 env. sweetener or 1/2 cup honey


    Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix liquid ingredients in another bowl. Mix dry and liquid ingredients together. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 50 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes. Add raisins, dates, or other dried fruit. Store in covered containers.

    By Robin from Washington, IA

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    Cynthia Smith0 found this helpful
    July 27, 2006

    Enjoy a warm breakfast by yourself, with your family or even with guests when you keep this deliciously filling granola on hand in the freezer! It's also a great way to get your grains for the day.



    In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ and hazelnuts. In a small saucepan, stir together the honey, orange peel, orange juice and cinnamon. Heat just until boiling and then remove from heat. Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and toss gently until it is coated.

    Next, coat a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the oat mixture evenly in the pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir the coconut into the oat mixture and bake for 15 minutes more or until lightly browned stirring once. Remove from the oven and immediately turn the granola out onto a large piece of foil to cool. Transfer the granola to a container and store for up to two weeks at room temperature or up to 3 months in the freezer.

    To serve frozen Orange Breakfast Granola, thaw at room temperature. Serve the granola in bowls and if desired, serve with fruit or yogurt.

    Orange Breakfast Granola yields about ten 1/2 cup servings.

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    February 17, 20060 found this helpful

    Homemade granola is quick and easy to make, is much better for you than most store-bought granola, and can be eaten as cereal or out of hand. Kids really like it, too.

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    By 0 found this helpful
    August 21, 2012

    This is a great, healthy snack for your whole family!

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    January 23, 2012

    This is a great, healthy start to the day! I like it best for breakfast, but it is also a great, healthy snack as well.

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    November 9, 2011

    A great, healthy snack!

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    August 16, 2007

    In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, oil and vanilla. Cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Pour over oat mixture; toss to coat.

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    January 31, 20060 found this helpful

    Granola is a healthy snack and is easy to make. It can be used to top yogurt, ice cream, or can even be enjoyed on it's own.

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    June 4, 20050 found this helpful

    Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well, and set aside. Combine honey and next 4 ingredients, and warm in sauce pan. Pour over oats mixture, and stir well.

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    January 21, 20050 found this helpful

    In large bowl, combine oats, flour, cereal, coconut, and raisins. In saucepan, bring oil and honey to a boil. Stir constantly for 1 minute. Add vanilla...

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    December 23, 20040 found this helpful

    Great for breakfast with milk as a cereal or can use in a granola bar recipe.

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    December 2, 20160 found this helpful

    This page contains a maple peanut butter granola recipe. Making your own granola allows you to play with your favorite flavor combinations.

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    July 31, 2007

    Does anyone have a recipe for granola?


    July 31, 20070 found this helpful


    In a large pot, heat just until boiling:

    1/2 c. honey
    2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    1/2 c. water
    1/2 c. veggie oil
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    For smoothness, it helps to add:

    1 tsp liquid lethicin(available at health food stores)

    Into this liquid, quickly and thoroughly stir:
    7 cups rolled oats
    1/2 c. unsweetened coconut(optional)
    1/2 c. broken English walnuts
    1/2 c. raw sunflower seeds
    1/2 c. raw pumpkin seeds
    Stir until all ingredients are moistened, then spread in a large, shallow roasting pan or on cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 250F oven. Stir often with a spatula during baking. When no more steam escapes during stirring, your cereal is almost done. Test by allowing a small amount to cool and then tasting it, DON'T let the cereal burn or overcook. This recipe should take about l hour to bake, depending on how thinly the mixture is spread in the pans. After cooking, add:
    Raisins or other dried fruit to taste (optional)
    DON'T add them before baking, or your raisins will resemble bullets! Store cooled cereal in a dry, airtight container. Makes about 2-1/2 pounds.
    Variations: use apple juice instead of water
    Adding more honey will make a sweeter product.
    Vary it to your taste with such things as raw, broken almonds or bits of dried apple.

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    July 31, 20070 found this helpful

    I usually double this recipe and it still only last a couple days.

    2 1/2 cups quick cook oats
    1/2 cup wheat germ (found in cereal aisle)
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    Combine these ingredients and mix with you hands so they are very well incorporated. Set aside.
    Combine in small bowl:
    1/3 cup oil
    1/4 cup honey
    1 tsp vanilla
    Stir this together quickly to it mixes as well as possible. Pour over the oat mixture and mix with a fork until all is moist. Pour onto a oil sprayed baking sheet and Bake at 275 for 30 min. stirring every 10 minutes to loosen and redistribute. At the last 10 minutes, you can add some shredded coconut. When finished and as it is cooling, stir occasionally or it will set up into chunks. Its better as smaller pieces. You can also add raisins, nuts, other granola ingredients.

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    August 1, 20070 found this helpful

    This recipe my friend gave to me several years ago and it is the only one I make now. It is very good!:) Also, real easy and makes a lot. Enjoy!:)


    3 c. rolled oats
    1 c. slivered almonds
    1 c. cashews
    3/4 c. shredded sweet coconut
    1/4 c. plus 2 T. dark brown sugar
    1/4 c. plus 2 T. maple syrup
    1/4 c. veggie oil
    3/4 tsp. salt
    1 c. your choice: raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, ect.

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In another bowl, combine maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine together and stir. Pour onto 2 large sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in raisins or other dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed. Store in air tight container. Good as a breakfast cereal or as a snack!

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    June 28, 20100 found this helpful

    In my home a container of oatmeal is used for more than making a bowl of porridge. A portion of it makes granola, which is a good tasting, anytime, inexpensive, and healthy food to make.

    Just make a syrup using about 1 1/4 cups canola oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup, and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix and pour over a dry mixture of 2 cups instant or old fashioned oats and a 1/2 cup of chopped nuts. Mix all well, place on a baking sheet to bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, allow to cool and add raisins or apricots. Enjoy!

    Frugal Tip: I recycle my finished raisin bran bag by tapping out any crumbs left behind and reuse to store my granola which finishes quickly.

    By sbb1 from Umm al Quain, UAE


    Making Granola

    Granola can be good for you but NOT with 1 and 1/4 cups of canola oil and 1/3 cup maple syrup per 2 cups of oats.

    You're eating almost as much non-beneficial oil as you are eating oats! You wouldn't eat french fries or fried chicken that absorbed OVER half their weight in oil and call that healthy.

    Is the recipe correct as posted?


    By kt

    Making Granola

    I can't imagine that much oil on so little cereals this a typo? WOW! (08/11/2008)

    By Amandablue

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