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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.

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Wee Granola (makes 4 1/2 Cups Granola)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 110 mins

egg free

dairy free

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 Tbsp wheat germ
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • Whole, Rice, Soy, Almond or Low fat Milk

Preparation

1. Preheat over to 275 degrees

2. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir until completely combined.

3. Place the granola mixture on a cookie sheet and spread it out until it covers the sheet.

4. Bake for 30 minutes.

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. Place a serving in a bowl and pour in milk.

7. Serve.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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26 comments

  • Vita Spelt Granola

    [...] I love granola, but it seems like more and more packaged brands I find are full of sugar and unwanted additives (which is kind of ironic since granola is supposed to be a health food, isn’t it?). A good granola should be healthy, give you tons of energy, have lots of crunch and taste delicious. Kenya loves it on yogurt, fruit, with milk or simply on it’s own, so I make a lot of Wee-Granola. [...]

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  • Kendall

    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?

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    • Sarah

      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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  • Erika

    How long can you store this for?

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    • Catherine

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

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  • Brittan

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

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  • Beach Mama

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

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  • Mamamichelle

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

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    • Sarah

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

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  • Jen

    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!

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  • Jamie Falcon

    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.

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  • Rebecca

    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.

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  • Leilani

    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?

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    • Catherine

      You certainly can!

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  • Rebecca

    I swapped the oil for applesauce....so good!

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  • Sarah G.

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

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  • Erin

    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!

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    • Erin

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

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  • Tamara

    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.

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  • Penny

    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.

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  • Mary T.

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

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  • Jodi

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

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    • Catherine McCord

      1 serving is 1/2 cup!

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  • Maryam

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

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  • Kate

    I did not realize granola could taste so good!

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