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Toasted Granola Recipe

Susan Lajeunesse's family of Colchester, Vermont likes this granola in so many ways. She writes, “We sprinkle it over yogurt and ice cream, we eat it with milk like cereal, and we love to just eat it right from the container!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + cooling YIELD:23 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring brown sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, flour and salt. Stir oil and vanilla into sugar mixture; pour over oat mixture and toss to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until dry and lightly browned, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 11-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 307 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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Laura Moser User ID: 3332117 145098
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I made this and packaged it up for a healthy Christmas gift along with the recipe. Everyone loved it and it was something different from all the other sweet treats you get at that time of year."

RNMOM502 User ID: 1038662 73749
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"LOL LOL I'm sorry, but for some reason the previous two comments made me chuckle. Sounded like some siblings I know. Been a busy day, and I needed to hear (read) something humorous."

blueeyeswd94 User ID: 5546784 66250
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"You are not supposed to rate it until you actually try it!"

ddragan User ID: 2698108 66249
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2008

"this sounds delicious!"

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