Well, shoot.  I wish this recipe had a snappier name.  Crunchy Granola?  Almond and Coconut Granola?  Anytime-You-Want-To-Eat-It Granola?  

But the truth is, this Granola is everything granola should be.  Crunchy, healthy, loaded with goodness and not-too-many calories.

I got this recipe from my oldest daughter, Ann Marie, and we’ve both been making it for years.  I love recipes where you can get creative, dump ingredients into a bowl, stir them up and throw them onto a pan for a little baking.  You can eat the granola by the handful, toss it with yogurt, bake cookies with it, or have a bowl for breakfast.  Try it with Vanilla Soy Milk.  Delish!


Category: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast


  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts (chopped or whole, your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 Tb sesame seeds
  • 2 Tb flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tb oil
  • 2 Tb honey
  • 2 Tb molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate chips
  • Raisins/Craisins
  • Dried banana chips
  • Dried fruit variety of your choice


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a big bowl.
  2. Combine the 4 liquid ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat till warmed through and not so viscous (thick).
  3. Stir in the next 3 ingredients.
  4. Pour over oat mixture and toss to coat. Spread on jellyroll pan (either spray with Pam or use parchment paper or your Silpat.)
  5. Bake 350 degrees 25-30 minutes, stirring twice.
  6. Cool completely, then add extra ingredients
  7. Store in airtight container.

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I’m a wife to one, mom to four, grandmother to eight. . . and a romance novel writer! After publishing 14 western historical romances with traditional publishers, I self-published a contemporary romance before embarking on my new 1920s historical romantic suspense series, The Secret Six. Please do visit my website,, to learn more about my books, all available on Amazon as well as most other online booksellers.

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