Looking for the perfect snack that’s both delicious and healthy? This scrumptious granola is jam-packed with nutritionally dense ingredients that will fill you up and do your body good. And it’s so economical and easy to make, you’ll never buy from the store again.

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Why Make Your Own Granola?

  • It’s healthier- Some people consider granola to be somewhat indulgent. That makes sense when you look at the ingredients in most store-bought brands. Sure, some are healthier than others, but many of them contain sugars and other ingredients I want to avoid.
  • It’s economical- Even the healthiest brands are pricey, especially considering the amount you get for your money. You likely already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. Or, you can buy in bulk, so the savings add up.
  • It’s customizable- Add your favorite nuts and dried fruits. Make it extra crunchy. Make it sweet or savory. It’s up to you.
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What Makes This Recipe Healthy

Feel free to customize with your favorite ingredients. Here are some health benefits for a few of the ones in this recipe:

  • Bran helps lower cholesterol and keep your system regular.
  • Wheat Germ- excellent source of vegetable protein and vitamin E.
  • Flax Seed Meal- good source of omega-3 fatty acid, thiamine, magnesium, and copper.
  • Pumpkin Seeds- rich in antioxidants, magnesium, and phosphorus, they’re also a good source of protein, iron, and zinc.
  • Sunflower Seeds- rich in healthy fats and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Almonds- monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Walnuts- high in omega-3s, fiber, minerals, essential vitamins and fats, and vitamin E.
  • Cinnamon- antioxidant-rich; anti-inflammatory. 
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Ways To Enjoy Granola

Some of my favorite ways to serve it are:

  • with milk and a handful of fresh berries on top
  • sprinkled on top of yogurt
  • in parfaits
  • as a topping for ice cream
  • straight out of the jar
  • as a grab-and-go snack or to tide you over till the next meal
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This recipe has been a family favorite for years. You can eat it right out of the oven, but my secret trick is to first let it sit out for an hour or so after baking until it’s totally cool, then break it up by hand into big crunchy chunks (personally I prefer my granola chunky). Every bite has a deep nutty taste with a touch of sweetness and just enough spice to make it addictive to adults and kids alike. I like to make a big batch and store it in glass jars so that we always have some in the pantry.


If you’re trying to figure out what to make to get you eating on your path to health, you’ll be glad you made a big sheet pan of this Super Healthy Granola!

Photography by Ivan Solis.


Super Healthy Granola

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons canola, vegetable or coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 250° F.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Spread onto one large (or 2 small) cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to fully cool before stirring and transfer to a storage container.


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About the Author

Catherine is a 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. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Hi, I’ve made this and its very delicious, we all love it. I would like to make more things with oat bran and wheatgerm, do you have any more recipes or suggestions for use?


  2. I appreciate the written recipe shows it is Egg-Free and Dairy-Free, but I really would like to have the Nutrition information as well. Calories/Protein/Carbs/Fats/Carbohydrates/Sodium would be helpful. Thank you.

  3. I love all the ingredients in this! However, it was so not-sweet that my kiddos didn’t really love it. I would probably increase the honey another 1/4 cup to make it 1/2 cup total. 🙂

  4. I love all the ingredients in this! However, it was so not-sweet that my kiddos didn’t really love it. I would probably increase the honey another 1/4 cup to make it 1/2 cup total. 🙂

  5. Fantastic recipe. Thank you for sharing. How long will the granola last or stay fresh in the mason jars?

  6. I am personally okay with almonds (which aren’t actually a nut) but am allergic to walnuts, I will be replacing the walnuts with cashews and or pistachios (both of which are also not nuts). If you can’t do that, you could add extra of the seeds to make up the difference. Or add something like quinoa.

  7. Hi – This looks great. We are a nut free house. Do you have any replacement suggestions for the almonds and walnuts. Thanks so much.

  8. Michaela, if you have some spare mason jars, I could definitely do this! They’d make great grab-and-go breakfasts!

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