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Mom's Best Granola

Mom's Best Granola

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A crunchy, nutty granola that never fails to get compliments from breakfast guests.

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  • Calories:
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 49g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds and almonds. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, honey, boiling water, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until evenly coated. Spread in a thin layer on a large baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 60 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir every 30 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant. Granola will crisp up more when cooled.
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I have made this multiple times, and its amazing, although I don't use the wheat germ or sunflower seeds. I wouldn't bake for 60-90 minutes, I bake it for about 8-10 minutes at 325, and it comes out lightly browned, any more and it burns & is very hard to get off the pan.


Tasty, and not too sweet (which I like!). I divided the recipe between two cookie sheets, and I always bake my granola at a very low temperature, which gets it nice and crispy without burning. I baked this at 225 degrees for 1 hour 45 minutes, switching racks every 30 minutes. At this temperature, there is no need to stir with each switch.


This is an awesome recipe. It has the perfect amount of sweetness and the coconut takes on a toasted flavor that just makes this recipe better than anything you will buy in the store. I added some flax seed and some cranberry/raisins. This recipe is great just the way it is but also leaves room for you to personalize it to your own taste. Thank you for this recipe!!!