Crunchy Granola Recipe
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Crunchy Granola Recipe

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This crisp, lightly sweet mixture is great just eaten out of hand or as an ice cream topping. My husband and I grow wheat, barley and canola.—Lorna Jacobsen, Arrowwood, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup salted sunflower kernels
  • 2 cups raisins

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 1148 calories, 57g fat (11g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 158g carbohydrate (95g sugars, 12g fiber), 22g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, oil and brown sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, sesame seeds and sunflower kernels. Add honey mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread onto two ungreased baking pans.
  3. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in raisins. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 10 cups.
Originally published as Crunchy Granola in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p8

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"This is yummy but honestly there are far healthier and delicious granola recipes on this site. Coconut and sunflower seeds are high in bad fats and calories, hence the not so good nutrition rating."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"I said I would make this again because we liked everything in it. However, I felt the cooking times were a little too long and I would not add the coconut until after I was done."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"This is the FAVOURITE recipe @ our house! Crunchy, flavorful, etc. I usually don't add the raisins, but have found it's delicious either way!"

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"I entered the recipe into the Calorie Count web site, and here are the results. Serving Size 132 g (10 servings at 1 cup each since recipe says it makes 10 cups): Calories 555; Calories from Fat

246; Total Fat 27.4g; Saturated Fat 4.7g
24%; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 0mg;
Sodium 34mg; Total Carbohydrates 74.2g;
Dietary Fiber 7.5g; Sugars 42.4g; Protein
9.7g. Calorie Count gave it a D+ grade."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"After trying several granola recipes, this is the keeper!"

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