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Energizing Granola

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
    6 cups


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine water, honey, molasses and oil. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition 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.

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  • cruthanne
    Jul 26, 2016

    Delicious! Just made this and it is awesome!

  • ChrisBlair
    Feb 12, 2015

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

  • JKvigne
    May 8, 2013

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  • PRPLdragoness
    Oct 8, 2012

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  • Magsks
    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
    Jan 10, 2012

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

  • jojoknuckles
    Dec 19, 2011

    Love this recipe!

  • marciedarcie
    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
    May 9, 2011

    Has anyone tried adding almonds to this recipe?

  • hismomathome
    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!