my homemade granola recipe


Granola is a wonderful, versatile and healthy food when done well. I have played with a number of different ways to make granola and fine tuned what I like (ok… what I really like is extra sugar and honey, but this is more healthy). This size batch is a good size for a single person, and it can be done (except the cooling process) in under 30 minutes. A dear friend, Mimi Wilson, taught me about cooking the granola in frying pans instead of baking in the oven. It infuses the flavors more, is quicker, and I find it is harder to burn it this way. Modify this to suit your own tastes (or by what is available where you live), but however you make your granola, enjoy!


  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Combine oil, honey, and molasses. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix until all is wet.
  • Put into frying pan and cook over medium heat constantly stirring until granola starts to turn brown and dry out. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Granola will harden as it cools. Store in sealed containers.


  • For richer and sweeter granola, increase oil by 2 Tbsp and honey by 2 Tbsp
  • Flax seed and wheat germ are optional
  • My favorite nut & fruit combinations:
    • Blueberries and pecans
    • Craisins and walnuts
    • Raisins and walnuts

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