Honey Coconut Granola Recipe

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Getting kids to eat anything for breakfast can often be a challenge. But one taste of this slightly sweet granola and they'll be hooked!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 15 cups old-fashioned oats (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 462 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, wheat germ, sunflower kernels and coconut. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, honey, oil, flavorings and salt; cook and stir until butter is melted and mixture is blended.
  2. Pour over oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Pour into three greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans.
  3. Bake at 275° for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Add raisins if desired. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 21 cups.
Originally published as Honey Coconut Granola in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p80

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jbeasley1 User ID: 5321269 43678
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This granola is great! I replace the walnuts with almonds, omitted the sunflower seeds & added more pecans. We love it on our yogurt!"

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