Energizing Granola Recipe
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Energizing Granola Recipe

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This tasty breakfast or snack combo packs a healthy punch of vitamin E, and flaxseed offers omega-3 fatty acids. Nina Wiseman - Batavia, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried banana chips

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 260 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine the water, honey, molasses and oil. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat.
  2. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Energizing Granola in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p38

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cruthanne 251885
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"Delicious! Just made this and it is awesome!"

ChrisBlair 220319
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I make double batches and eat it in a bowl with milk or mix it with my yogurt."

Magsks 210974
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"Great recipe! I have to make a double batch to make it last. Very good on yogurt or just plain to snack on."

wptrains 100596
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I put 2-3 tablespoons on my Kashi cereal every morning for breakfast. It is really worth trying."

jojoknuckles 116743
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Love this recipe!"

marciedarcie 115102
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"Just as good if not better than store bought but I feel better about eating this. It was easy to make and 30min was just enough time. I use mine on top of yogurt or add other goodies like choc. chips to make trail mix for the kids."

melabedwards 125786
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Has anyone tried adding almonds to this recipe?"

hismomathome 100907
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"I have tried so many granola recipes and this one finally did it for me! The only thing I left out was the banana chips as they are not my favorite. Love this recipe!"

kathyfrance 186296
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"delicious! I actually baked mine the full length of time but did stir it often....didn't burn at all.."

asnunez 125781
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Mine almost burned, too. I will make again, only the next time I'll try 250 instead of 350 degrees and see how it goes."

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