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Breakfast Granola

This is one of my family's favorite breakfasts. I love to dress it up with fresh mint and golden kiwi. It gives them the energy they need to get through the days chores. —Wilma Beller, Hamilton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 cups


  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup honey or molasses
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • Optional: Yogurt and fresh fruit


  • Spread rolled oats on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Stir; bake 5 minutes longer or until toasted. Meanwhile, combine honey and oil in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Remove oats from oven; toss with nuts, bran and coconut.
  • Pour hot honey mixture over oat mixture; toss well. Return to oven and bake 20-25 minutes, stirring every 6 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir in raisins and dates. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt and fresh fruit of your choice if desired.
Editor's Note
Look for oat bran cereal near the hot cereals or in the natural foods section.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 275 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Cook_aholic
    Jul 5, 2013

    Wow, this sure was a good recipe for having so many arguments. I studied LOTS of granola recipes before I bought all of my ingredients because granola can be expensive to make. I used this one because it was very like many others. In studying, I learned that the oil is as important as every other ingredient because without it, you have a gooey mess. Anyway, this was a great recipe. It has all of the things that are important to me in cooking for my family... very low sodium, lots of room for substituting ingredients or adding them depending on what I have at home at the time.

  • nessienessa
    Feb 10, 2013

    Pretty tasty. Easy and fun to make with my kiddo.

  • kellyreimann
    Feb 5, 2013

    No comment left

    Jul 18, 2012

    Absolutely a 5 star. I added dried cherries and apricots as well. Really yummy

  • KScales
    Mar 8, 2011

    Due to comments here, we have reviewed the nutrition facts of this recipe again. They are correct as published, however, they are based on a 1 cup serving, which is quite generous. We have recalculated the recipe on a 1/2 cup serving, which brings the calories down to 275 and the fat to 12 g. That new information will be reflected here soon.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • njrj
    Mar 6, 2011

    This recipe does look good--although I will have to leave out the nuts, too, due to food allergies. The calories are quite high--each person has to make their own decision about that. However, name calling and belittling people really is uncalled for, I think. This site is about recipes--not judging others.

  • puregolf
    Mar 6, 2011

    This is a tasty recipe, for all you self centered idiots who feel the necessity to write and police my eating habits as well as others...just don't make it, feel free to dine on celery as your favorite food. You are the reason people need "child proof" lids on vitamins.

  • twoangel
    Mar 3, 2011

    The recipe looks yummy, but I question the amount of carbs per serving and the calories.....not the best healthy even with the great properties of the dried fruit and oats ......would pass on this .

  • DmKottwitz
    Mar 3, 2011

    I was interested in the recipe until I saw the number of calories! There are more calories in 1 cup of this recipe than I consume in 2 meals!

  • cricketbean
    Feb 10, 2011

    my daughter loves the idea of granola on her yogurt but her tree nut allergy makes it impossible for me to buy store bought varieties. I can leave the nuts out of this and she can eat all she wants