Crunchy Granola To Share

This granola recipe was passed on to me by my Aunt Monica, who got it from someone else, who I suspect got it from someone else…  It’s a great recipe to share, and makes plenty for sharing!  Even great to send in a care package, because who doesn’t love granola?
It’s easy to make, just takes time and attention to bake at a low temperature.


  • 5 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick oats)
  • 1 cup flaxseed meal or wheat germ
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups raw almonds or almond slivers
  • 1 TBS chia seeds (optional)
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted (you can use canola oil if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups raisins or dried cranberries



Preheat oven to 250.  Combine all ingredients except raisins in a large bowl.  Spread loosely and evenly on 2 large baking sheets, bake 2 hours, stirring and rotating every 30 minutes.

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Stir in raisins or cranberries when done baking and store in an airtight container when cooled.  Great to give as gifts in mason jars!

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2 Responses to “Crunchy Granola To Share”

  1. nichole Says:

    Is this the granola that you made for us? It was amazing!

  2. Nicci Says:

    Yes it is!! Glad you liked it.

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