Recipe of the Day: My Best Granola Recipe

I have been making this granola for a long time. It is Husband’s favorite combination of grains, seeds etc. I make his without any dried fruit. I use as many organic ingredients as possible. But I added a couple of variations. I have sold this granola for many years at the local green market (until this year – didn’t have time to do the market) and I have a steady list of customers. It would be a great way to make a little “butter and egg” money and provide a very wholesome product. I make it in 20# sessions – an all day affair!

These grains are not etched in stone…use what you have or is available. All oats is perfectly fine. We just happen to like the other grains mixed in.

8 cups oats

2 cups barley flakes

2 cups wheat flakes

2 cups wheat germ

2 cups wheat bran

1 cup rye flakes

1 cup triticale flakes

1 cup spelt flakes

1 cup oat bran

1 cup coconut

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup pecan meal or finely chopped pecans

1 cup almonds

1/2 cup flax seed

2 cup honey,

2 cup canola oil,

1/2 cup water.

Mix all ingredients except fruits if you are adding them. Place in large pan, bake 20 minutes at 250. Stir, bake 20 more minutes at 250, stir and bake 15 more minutes. If using dried fruit. Put your fruit in a very large heat proof container…I use a large metal bowl. Pour the hot granola over the fruits. Let cool. Package as desired.


I usually put some on the counter in a mason jar – to snack on. The rest goes to customers or in the freezer. Keeps two weeks on the counter…6 months in the freezer, though we have never had any that long!!! Makes a wonderful addition to scones, muffins, cookies. Endless possibilities. I LOVE it stirred in yogurt for breakfast. Husband likes to take it right out of the freezer and put milk on it. The milk freezes partially. YUMMY!

Triple Berry:1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup cherries

Harvest Granola: add pumpkin seeds, dates, raisins & substitute maple syrup for honey.

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