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I  love granola!  With anything I love, I can’t make it very often.  Its just too hard for me to “eat in moderation” when I have a compulsion to overeat on things I love.  Granola and trail mix included.

I got this recipe from my sister in law, who is the QUEEN of homemade.  She truly doesn’t buy packaged foods, but prefers to make everything in their kitchen from scratch.  She saves loads of money on groceries as a result.

  • 6 C oats
  • 1 C chopped almonds
  • 1/3 C sesame seeds
  • 1/2 C Sunflower seeds
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 C Olive Oil (I used canola)
  • 1/2 C brown sugar ( I used 1/4)
  • 1/3 C Honey
  • 2 TBL Vanilla

Mix wet ingredients with dry


Pour onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 25-27 minutes


After it cools, mix in 1 cup of raisins.  Store in container for breakfast cereal!!


Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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I love granola as well. Your granola bar recipe you have under recipes is also really good. I am so addicted…and so is my husband.

I, too, have to suppress my urge to make a fresh batch of granola as soon as I run out! I snack on it all day if I have it. Great recipe! I always replace the oil with applesauce and it works wonderfully…smells so good when it’s baking too!

Just a little note – Alton Brown on the food network makes a very similar recipe. I noticed that his baking method more evenly cooks the granola (250 degrees for 1 hr and 15 min, stirring every 15). I know it’s more of a hassle, but I’m thinking the key to an even cooking is not overloading the pan with too much granola (separate onto 2 pans if needed) and stirring it.

I have been obsessed with your blog since I found it 48 hours ago! 🙂 I just tried your granola and it is wonderful! I love boxed cereal and this is better than any that I have ever had. Good bye boxed cereal!! THANK YOU!

Ahhhh, Lisa! You are so great! Thanks for taking the time to give me some feedback. I really need it sometimes! So glad you like the granola!

thanks so much for a great recipe! it is super yummy and so easy to make. 🙂 besides eating it just the way it is, i tried it as cereal topped with some vanilla almond milk and it was fabulous!

Amy, this was just amazing. My 19 m son and i couldn’t stop eating them. Thanks for such a super recipe. I just love your blog and recipes and am so excited about trying them out.

Hello I love granola as well. I will definitely try this recipe. I was wondering how long does the granola stay for and do you need to store it in the fridge or room temperature is fine?