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 sweetened shredded 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), 0 cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 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 User ID: 3915645 251885
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

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

ChrisBlair User ID: 6995611 220319
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

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

Magsks User ID: 3249144 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 User ID: 454826 100596
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

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

jojoknuckles User ID: 6405364 116743
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Love this recipe!"

marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 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 User ID: 5605996 125786
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Has anyone tried adding almonds to this recipe?"

hismomathome User ID: 1819179 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 User ID: 1797176 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 User ID: 2408742 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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