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Golden Granola

This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift. —Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    18 servings


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-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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  • Michell408
    May 2, 2011

    One of my absolute favorite granola recipes! Also great without raisins or with regular dark raisins. I use mine with yogurt and fresh fruit for a parfait as a snack or for breakfast.

  • tkarinas
    Jan 2, 2010

    This is absolutely delicious and a firm family favourite. It's one we'll be making many more times, as we love the taste of it. It's a keeper, for sure.

  • kay_kofler
    Mar 23, 2009

    This had way too much salt in it...I would recommend 1/2 tsp. I would give it a 3 star

  • abuske
    Jan 1, 2008

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