Nutty Granola

Nutty Granola

I made this in 20 minutes this morning.  I quadrupled the batch and put a gallon jar away for the mornings I am on the go.  Granola is so forgiving and you can tailor it in so many ways.  I just received pecans from my Tante (aunt in German and Swiss) Meg in addition to the almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds I had on hand.  You do not have to have all these nuts or seeds.  Just substitute what you have to make up the difference.  Use olive oil instead of coconut if you do not have the latter on hand.  The nuts and seeds are a good fat and protein source that will keep you full longer than oatmeal alone.  Reduce the maple syrup if you need to keep glucose balanced.  Add fresh fruit rather than dried fruit to further lower the glycemic effect on blood sugars.
Serving size: 6 cups
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup millet
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Candied ginger
Dried currents
Dried cranberries
Dried cherries
Dried blueberries
Dried apricots
Shredded unsweetened coconut
Sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix until evenly blended.
  2.  In a medium bowl combine all wet ingredients and whisk until evenly blended.
  3.  Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and toss until evenly blended.
  4.  Pour the granola mixture onto a large baking sheet with sides and spread evenly.  Place in preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes.  Toss the granola every 15 minutes to bake evenly. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Toss in any modifiers before storing in a cool dark place. I would recommend approximately 1 1/2 cups total of all modifiers.
3 replies
  1. Rachael Torgerson
    Rachael Torgerson says:

    Making this right now, smells delicious! Also is the millet cooked then dried or just used out of the package, I don’t see the little balls in your yummy granola?

    • Anna
      Anna says:

      Leave the millet uncooked. I was hoping no one noticed. Good eye. I ran out of millet this batch but usually put it in my granola for extra protein, vitamins and minerals. Enjoy!

  2. Jeannifer
    Jeannifer says:

    I have been making this for months now & my family LOVES it!! It is so easy to make, it’s healthy, & I my son loves how it makes the house smell. We love using this on yogurt and as a cereal with nut milk. Thank you so much for sharing this. We so enjoy this granola.


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