Healthy Homemade Granola
This homemade granola is super healthy, boasts crunchy clusters, is perfect for snacking or spooning over lightly sweetened Greek yogurt. It makes a ton, freezes well, and is highly adaptable — as long as you keep the ratios the same, it’s fine to substitute any nuts, seeds, or dried fruits that you like.
- 2½ cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1½ cups wheat germ
- 3 tbsps chia seeds
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 3 tbsps sunflower seeds
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- 2 tsps ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ cup canola oil
- ¾ cup honey
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 3 tbsps sesame seeds
- ½ cup dried cranberries (can use dried cherries or dried blueberries as well)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I use a silicone baking mat, a Silpat)
Mix all wet ingredients and dry ingredients together separately and then combine and coat evenly.
Pour onto prepared baking sheet, and spread into an even layer.
Bake 30-35 mins until golden brown, stirring every 10 mins while it bakes.
Remove from oven and let cool. Add dried cranberries and mix.
Can be stored in an airtight container (I use mason jars) at room temperature for a few weeks. Makes 10 cups.