In all fairness, I can’t take full credit for this recipe. It is a combination of recipes I googled, recommendations from friends, and my own trial and error. It has become known as Jaimee’s Famous Granola in my family because I make it for friends and family every year around Christmas.
Homemade Granola - yield: approx 5 cups
3 cups large flake rolled oats
3/4 cups sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup walnuts pieces
Handful of flax seeds
Handful of hemp seeds
Handful of shredded coconut
1/2 TBSP wheat germ (optional)
1/2 TBSP cinnamon
1/4 TSP salt
2 TBSP canola oil or melted butter
1/2 cup of maple syrup or honey
1 cup dried fruit -raisins, cranberries, apricots... (optional)
For a sweeter granola:
- drizzle of vanilla
- 4 TBSP brown sugar
Preheat oven to 325 and place rack in centre of oven.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, coconut, salt, cinnamon, (and brown sugar if you’re using it).
In a small bowl stir together oil, syrup (and vanilla if you're using it).
Pour wet mixture over dry, and stir until coated.
Spread mixture into a single layer on cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown, stirring occasionally.
Once baked, separate large clumps while mixture is warm
Let cool completely, then add dried fruit if desired.
Store in a bag or airtight container in fridge. Will keep for several weeks.