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Wee Granola

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Who doesn't like granola?! Scrooge, that's who. But besides him?!


Crunchy and sweet, granola is the perfect 
breakfast treat or snack to keep in your purse for when you and your little one 
need a pick me up.
This wee granola is a powerhouse of nutrition containing dried fruits, 
wheat germ and nuts -- packed with vitamin B and magnesium to name just a 
few. You can easily serve the granola in a to-go cup for your toddler 
or pulse it in the food processor as a topping for fresh roasted peaches, yogurt or baked apples.
I always make a huge batch of this granola, sometimes even doubling the recipe so I have plenty for Kenya and other little guests who come over to play.

Wee Granola  (makes 4 1/2 Cups Granola)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 1 hrs, 10 mins,
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Who doesn't like granola?! Scrooge, that's who. But besides him?!

 Crunchy and sweet, granola is the perfect 
breakfast treat or snack to keep in your purse for when you and your little one 
need a pick me up. This wee granola is a powerhouse...

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (make sure not to use the 1 minute oats)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins and/or currants
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (you could also use dried blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • whole, rice, soy, almond or low fat milk

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat over to 275 degrees
  2. 2. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir until completely combined.
  3. 3. Place the granola mixture on a cookie sheet and spread it out until it covers the sheet.
  4. 4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. 5. Stir the granola on the cookie sheet and bake another 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it remain on the sheet until it’s cool before stirring (this way it will be a little crispy and chunkier which is fun for kids to break up with their spoon).
  6. 6. Place a serving in a bowl and pour in milk.
  7. 7. Serve.
Wee Granola

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  1. Kate

    August 7, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I did not realize granola could taste so good!

  2. maryam

    February 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Can I freeze this?
    Looks sooo good :), thanks!

  3. Jodi

    January 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

    For the nutritional information it says 410 calories – what is the serving size? Thanks! Can’t wait to try this :-)

    • Catherine McCord

      January 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      1 serving is 1/2 cup!

      • jwright1725

        January 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm

        Thank you!!

  4. Mary T.

    November 9, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I followed the recipe as is, including the cooking time. It was delicious! I’m typing this while munching! :)

  5. Penny

    December 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Just pulled this out of the oven. It tastes amazing!
    I didn’t have cashews, so used all almonds. Cut the honey and oil by 1/4 c and used coconut oil instead of vegetable. Also added the fruit after it was finished cooking. Baked at 275 for 1 hr, stirring every 15 m.

  6. Tamara

    October 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Great recipe! I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to make it. I used walnut oil instead of canola and mine is a little dark…. hopefully nobody minds. One thing is I would use parchment paper next time and stir it before it’s completely cooled. Mine got completely stuck to the pan but I just popped it back in the oven and it loosened up completely.

  7. Erin

    July 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

    My first success at granola!! Thank you, Catherine! I cooked it about 10 minutes less and I’d recommend putting the dried fuit in at the end. Mine were OK, but after a few days the cherries got hard. SOOOO delicious!

    • Erin

      July 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Also, I used cocount oil instead of veggie/canola. AMAZING!

  8. Sarah G.

    June 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Very good my whole family enjoyed it we used maple syrup instead of honey.

  9. Rebecca

    February 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I swapped the oil for applesauce….so good!

  10. Leilani

    February 2, 2012 at 12:36 am

    My family loved this recipe! I’ve tried different nuts & dried fruits. All came out great! I was wondering if I could use brown rice syrup for honey?

    • catherine

      February 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

      You certainly can!

  11. Rebecca

    January 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I love coconut oil so I used that instead of the canola and it is so yummy! Thank you for the recipe. My kids and husband love this granola.

  12. Jamie Falcon

    December 13, 2011 at 12:16 am

    This is my absolutely favorite granola recipe. I love the base- honey, cinnamon, and canola oil. Then I just add what I like. My newest love is the following: big coconut shreds, dried white peaches, cashews, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ. It’s so fun experimenting with different dried fruits.

  13. Jen

    July 6, 2011 at 9:31 am

    YUM! Just made this for my family and some friends who just had a baby. Thanks to the previous comments, I cooked for 30 min, stirred and then 25 min. Perfect timing in my oven. It cooled and stuck together perfectly. Thanks for another great recipe Catherine!

  14. mamamichelle

    April 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I just ran out of honey. Do you think it would taste funny with agave or maple syrup?

    • Sarah

      May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

      I tried it with maple syrup and it’s great!

  15. Beach Mama

    March 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    This sounds incredibly yummy Catherine! I may eliminate the oil and make it raw.

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  16. Brittan

    March 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    This burned for me too, but I’m going to try it again because I really want it to work!!!

  17. Erika

    March 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    How long can you store this for?

    • catherine

      March 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      If it lasts that long, I would say 1 month in an air tight container :)

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  19. Kendall

    March 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I’m trying to not eat wheat, is there something that could be added instead of the wheat germ? Also, how do you think it would turn out if I reduced the amount of oil and honey?

    • Sarah

      March 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      I added some hemp seeds…you could probably add something like that or ground flax or just leave the wheat germ out. Mine is in the oven right now, so I can’t say for ure but I think you could at least reduce the oil, if not the honey too. Mine seems really wet and the other granola recipes I’m looking at have 1/4 cup oil for the same amount or more oats. It looks and smells great though – I can’t wait until it’s done cooking so I can sample! :)

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      • Sarah

        March 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        I’ve taken it out of the oven now and it’s delicious! However, the raisins are horribly burnt tasting. I’ve just had to go through the granola and pick them all out because they’re inedible. They’re not rock hard, they’re actually extremely plump, but taste awful. :( Next time I’ll wait until I take the granola out of the oven and then add the raisins. The dried cranberries that I added were ok though. I even reduced the temp to 250 after about 25 min and only cooked it another 15 min after that. Also, I think it does need the full amount of honey called for – I didn’t quite have enough (maybe 1 or 2 T short of 1/2 a cup) and it’s fine, but I don’t think you could use much less.

  20. Lindsay

    October 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    This recipe looks great but just to clarify…Do you add 1/2 cup of canola oil in addition to 1/2 cup of milk? Thanks!

    • catherine

      October 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

      The milk is just a condiment to the granola, in the directions it says to pour granola in a bowl and top with milk – depends on how much you like to eat it like cereal :)

    • Barbara

      October 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      Mine was a little burnt – next time I’ll reduce the cooking time. I had to take it out the oven and leave for a soccer game – by the time I got back to it, it was so hard to get off the cookie sheet. I think it’s still tasty tho :) Next time I think I’ll spray thew sheet with Pam.

      Lindsay – you don’t add the milk to the granola until after it’s cooked :) I was a little confused when I first read it myself.

  21. Andrea

    September 14, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    This did not turn out well for me. The cooking time is way too long. A lot of other granola recipes tell you to add the dried fruit at the last 15 minutes of baking. My raisins and blueberries were rock solid – too hard to bite into.

    • lin

      October 1, 2010 at 10:29 am

      Andrea, none of the wee recipes turn out well for me unless i reduce the cooking time at least 10min and the oven degree at least 50* less, sometimes more. i have been cooking for years and almost everything i do comes out perfect the first time. i love to cook! but with the wee recipes i haven’t had a single one come out right the first time if i follow the directions provided. so now anything new i automatically reduce the time and heat. like she said every oven is diff. mine must be really diff!!!

      • Jeanette

        April 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

        Yes, I agree. Particularly with the Italian Asparagus Sticks recipe. It’s a truly delicious recipe, but my oven must be lowered to 400 and bake time is less than 20 minutes, not 30-35. Other recipes, too, I found need a little tweaking. But Weelicious sure offers a lot of delicious inspiration!

      • catherine

        October 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm

        So sorry to hear that! I have a convection oven so that may be the difference with the cooking times and also that every oven is set different :( What kind of oven do you have?

        • Jennifer

          March 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm

          I also have to significantly reduce cooking time and temp…But it usually come out great and are hit the second try, once I figure it out….I’m in Santa fe, NM…may be altitude makes a difference as well as oven type (ie…crappy apartment oven lol!!) ??

    • catherine

      September 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      So sorry to hear that, every oven is different. Try reducing the cooking time to see if that works :)

      • j

        May 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        I agree. I love the recipes but also have to reduce the cooking time and the temp. but if i do that it turns out fine.

  22. Rebeca @ The Average Parent

    August 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I love granola, but my little guy is allergic to nuts and I’ve had a terrible time finding any that is safe to have in the house. Any idea where I could find a good nut-free recipe?

    • blondie

      September 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      Uhh…just leave out the nuts! Add more seeds or dried fruit or whatever. That’s the joy of making your own: you can make it however you want!

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