My Favorite Homemade Granola


  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup wheat germ
  • 2 cups ribbon coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup nuts I use sliced almonds. But, you could use walnuts, cashew, or pecans.
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup honey
  • Optional Additions: craisins raisins, any dry fruit, chocolate chunks, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract.


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix the oats, wheat germ, coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and nuts in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the oil and 1 cup of the honey over the mixture and stir (saving the remaining 1/2 cup for later.)
  4. Spray/Grease a large sheet pan. Spread the granola mixture on the pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the mixture looks a golden color.
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle the vanilla on top and add any additions you want (such as dried fruit).
  6. Carefully stir the mixture in the pan, and place back in the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, and dump in a large bowl, drizzle the additional 1/2 cup of honey over the mixture and let cool.

Recipe Notes

Serve as a cereal with milk, in yogurt, or with fresh fruit. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 months or the freezer for up to 6 months.