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Golden Granola

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


18 servings

This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift. Package it in a tin or jar decked with a festive bow. —Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota
Golden Granola Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 8 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 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 275° for 1 hour or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in raisins or apricots.

Nutrition Facts

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

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