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.
- 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
- Preheat over to 275 degrees
- Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir until completely combined.
- Place the granola mixture on a cookie sheet and spread it out until it covers the sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- 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).
- Place a serving in a bowl and pour in milk.
I did not realize granola could taste so good!
Can I freeze this?
Looks sooo good :), thanks!
1 serving is 1/2 cup!
For the nutritional information it says 410 calories – what is the serving size? Thanks! Can’t wait to try this 🙂
I followed the recipe as is, including the cooking time. It was delicious! I’m typing this while munching! 🙂
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.
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.
Also, I used cocount oil instead of veggie/canola. AMAZING!
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!
Very good my whole family enjoyed it we used maple syrup instead of honey.
I swapped the oil for applesauce….so good!
You certainly can!
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?
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.
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.
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!
I tried it with maple syrup and it’s great!
I just ran out of honey. Do you think it would taste funny with agave or maple syrup?
This sounds incredibly yummy Catherine! I may eliminate the oil and make it raw.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
This burned for me too, but I’m going to try it again because I really want it to work!!!
If it lasts that long, I would say 1 month in an air tight container 🙂
How long can you store this for?
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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! 🙂
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?
[…] 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. […]