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Crunchy Homemade Granola

Dress up your morning yogurt or fruit cup with a sprinkle of our crispy, sweet granola. Once you discover how delicious DIY granola can be, you’ll never want to settle for off-the-shelf versions.
Servings: 12
Total Time: 1hr 15m
Prep Time: 15m
Cooking Time: 60m
Crunchy Homemade Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced or chopped nuts, toasted

Preparation Instructions

  1. Prepare for baking—Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix the granola—In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, coconut, wheat germ, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in water, oil, and vanilla extract until evenly distributed. Spread onto baking sheet or roaster.
  3. Bake the granola—Bake in preheated oven for approximately one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. When the granola is golden brown and crunchy, it’s good to go. Transfer granola to a large bowl and stir in dried fruit and toasted nuts. Cool before serving. Store in airtight container.

Tips

Mix it Up

Add a blend of dried fruits, try a variety of nuts, or stir in chocolate chips. Our recipe is endlessly adaptable to suit your taste and inspire your creativity.

Make it Easier

Baked granola slides right off our GreenLife Ceramic Nonstick Roaster—no need for parchment paper. Plus, the extra nonstick coating makes cleanup incredibly quick and simple.