My Mom'sĀ granola

July  3, 2012
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  • Makes 4 or so cups
Author Notes

May 2017: I've lately been modifying this recipe to update and enhance the flavor (sorry mom!). I've replaced the sugar with honey, the sweetened coconut with unsweetened coconut chips, and added chia seeds and uncooked quinoa for extra crunch. And chopped Medjool dates add a new texture profile and unparallelled sweetness!

I've tried a couple of the granola recipes here, but my mother's is still my favorite. You can change it up by using your favorite nuts, seeds or fruit —riv

What You'll Need
  • 9 ounces Old fashioned oats
  • 8 ounces slivered almonds
  • 4 ounces wheat germ (optional)
  • 7 ounces (sweetened shredded) coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup (dark brown sugar) honey
  • (honey to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, or whatever you like
  • Chopped Medjool dates (best!) raisins, craisins, chopped apricots, dried cherries, etc.
  • 1/4 cup Red (or white) quinoa, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Toss with honey and oil and spread on lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 F, tossing every 10 minutes to prevent burning, for 30 minutes, or until evenly browned.
  2. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Toss in dried fruit.

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