Sunday, December 16, 2007


My mom mailed me a photocopy of her recipe card for this when I was in college. She used to make it for us when we were kids and it originally came from the Whole Earth Catalog. If I may also use the adjective form of the word, it's truly granola Granola.

I usually halve the recipe because it's too much for one pan and I only have one acceptable baking sheet at the moment.


4 Cups rolled oats
1-1/2 Cups shredded unsweetened coconut (I omit)
1 Cup wheat germ
1 Cup chopped nuts
1 Cup sunflower seeds
1/2 Cup flax seeds
1/2 Cup bran (I omit)
1 Cup ground roasted soybeans (I omit)
1/2 Cup sesame seeds

(Other things I've added and liked: Raisins, pumpkin seeds, puffed brown rice cereal, Kasha and cinnamon)


1/2 Cup oil
1/2 Cup honey (I use agave nectar)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine 2 mixtures and spread on cookie sheet with sides.

Bake at 325F about 15 minutes until light brown. (I go for 20 minutes. When you first take it out of the oven, it will seem wet but it will crunch up after it sits out for a bit.)

Turn frequently (I do every five)

Update: I realized I already put this recipe within one of my CSA posts - oops. I'll leave it in though because it's good enough for its own post!