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Aunt Joan’s Granola

This last time I added 1 cup each of hemp seed and chia seed.   I started out by toasting in coconut oil the flax, hemp, chia, sesame and wheat germ all stirred in together.  This had a fabulous nutty taste once toasted.  I sent whole nuts through the food processor for bits instead of whole – next time a nut grinder might be better for more even chunks, but still good.  I used coconut oil instead of canola oil in the syrup and I think it was much better.

Aunt Joan's Granola
  • Oatmeal Mix:
  • 4 C Oatmeal (reg, not 1 min)
  • 1 C Wheat Germ
  • 1 C Ground Flax seed
  • 1 C Pumpkin Seeds (raw, unsalted)
  • 1 C Sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted)
  • 1 C Nuts (sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc)
  • 1 C Sesame Seeds
  • 1 C Coconut (regular)
  • Syrup:
  • Separately, mix and cook until bubbling:
  • ½ Cup Honey (raw, local)
  • ½ C vegetable oil (not olive; use canola)
  • 2 heaping Tbls Cinnamon
  1. Combine the Oatmeal Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add Syrup to the oatmeal mixture, stirring thoroughly until all is well coated.
  3. Spread mixture on 2 cookie sheets
  4. Bake at 250 for ~20 minutes
  5. Stir to avoid sticking
  6. Bake an additional 20 min
  7. Remove from oven and add 1 cup of dried fruit
  8. Stir and allow to cool
  9. Store in freezer bags


Notes: Craisens are good, dried cherries were too sweet/chewy; dried apples were good – and even better if added for the last 20 minutes of cook time so they toasted.