Golden Granola Recipe
Golden Granola Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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"This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift," says Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. She suggests packaging it in a tin or jar decked with a festive bow.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or chopped dried apricots

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a saucepan, cook and stir the oil, brown sugar, honey, water and vanilla until sugar is dissolved. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 275° for 1 hour or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in raisins or apricots. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Golden Granola in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p15

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 258 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or chopped dried apricots
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a saucepan, cook and stir the oil, brown sugar, honey, water and vanilla until sugar is dissolved. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 275° for 1 hour or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in raisins or apricots. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Golden Granola in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p15

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Michell408 User ID: 1234062 7360
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"One of my absolute favorite granola recipes! Also great without raisins or with regular dark raisins. I use mine with yogurt and fresh fruit for a parfait as a snack or for breakfast."

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 6728
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"This is absolutely delicious and a firm family favourite. It's one we'll be making many more times, as we love the taste of it. It's a keeper, for sure."

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kay_kofler User ID: 1136975 6727
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"This had way too much salt in it...I would recommend 1/2 tsp. I would give it a 3 star"

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