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Get-Up-and-Go Granola Recipe

Get-Up-and-Go Granola Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 255 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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americanahartman User ID: 3718407 259748
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

"Yummy.... just wish it wasn't so sticky!"

heidiclark1 User ID: 2771648 246928
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"Just re-visiting this recipe to make for the 5th time! I now always have this granola available in my pantry and agree with other reviewers who adjust the recipe based upon whatever they have on hand."

dig1 User ID: 6907234 229630
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"good one"

reljul7-4 User ID: 8440221 229110
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Great one"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 225908
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."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 198470
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."

Ms Connie User ID: 5734525 127494
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."

manders81 User ID: 1969227 188507
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!"

midwestcook98 User ID: 7402052 153013
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."

gburns699 User ID: 7656520 119608
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"I don't have maple syrup. Can something else be used instead?"

jvjpearl User ID: 1721639 188505
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"I make this often after finding the recipe on a different site, and change it up. Keeping the 6 cups of oats, but adding diferent kinds of nuts, seeds and coconut! Nuts, coconut and sunflower seeds is my favorite! Be creative with this!"

Syng User ID: 7402051 190032
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"DELICIOUS!! It has become a staple in our cupboard!"

bshowalter User ID: 344920 127489
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"I made this for our son who loves granola and mixed it with yogurt. He loved it! It was actually better than another recipe that I had made before and was much easier."

ccrippen User ID: 6354998 200010
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I was looking for an easy granola recipe that would be great to put on top of yogurt and this fit the bill! It makes A LOT! But between my husband and I munching on it, it's disappearing fast. One thing I want to point out, is that while it may seem like a lot of these ingredients can get pricey...the recipe only uses a bit of each, so you can actually make the recipe several times, and then it is frugal. Wonderful! You gotta try it!"

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