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Get-Up-and-Go Granola Recipe
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Get-Up-and-Go Granola Recipe

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My family loves to have this soul-warming granola before hiking, biking or even when camping. It smells delicious while baking up and you can easily make in large batches for special occasions or to send in gift packages to family and friends. —Sabrina Olson, Otsego, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unblanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 255 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, brown sugar and flax. In a microwave-safe dish, whisk oil, honey, maple syrup, pie spice and salt. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until heated through, stirring once. Stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Spread evenly in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Get-Up-and-Go Granola in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p35

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 255 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Delicious! I make homemade granola for my granola/fruit/yogurt parfaits and this is my favorite! It's such a versatile recipe, one that can be tweaked to accommodate whatever I have on hand and still be delicious. I usually add 1/2 cup pecan halves, rough chopped and leave my almonds whole. I also use a fruit-only trail mix in lieu of the cranberries and raisins or add whatever dried fruit I have on hand. I always double the recipe and it keeps very well in the freezer in an airtight container."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"Excellent recipe. I did not have flaxseed or apple pie spice so used pumpkin pie spice. I made half a recipe for just the two of us. Will definitely make this again. I highly recommend this recipe as a Field Editor for Taste of Home."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"This is delicious! I've never made a granola before and it's so easy. I halved the recipe except for the craisins and raisins and used extra honey because I'm not a fan of maple syrup. Also, instead of apple pie spice I used pumpkin pie spice."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"My son is allergic to peanuts and we stay away from all nuts to be safe. Can you make a good granola without the addition of nuts? Could you just add more oatmeal in its place? This sounds like such a good on-the-go breakfast!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"You could use Karo Syrup or just use more honey. Anything that is sticky, sweet, and delicious would do. Of course, pure maple syrup is the best in my opinion."

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