Phyllis’ Homemade Granola

It’s here!

The recipe for my friend Leah’s mom’s delicious homemade granola!

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Leah’s mom, Phyllis, made me a batch of her homemade granola when I was in Chicago for my bachelorette party and I raved about it on the blog with promises that I would eventually get the recipe and post it for you guys to enjoy.

Without further ado, here it is:

Ingredients:

  • 8 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 c. wheat germ (1/2 jar)
  • 1 c. grated coconut (optional)
  • 1/3 c. each of chopped cashews and almonds
  • 2 c. sesame seeds
  • 2 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 2 c. honey

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Mix the liquids separately until well blended.
  • Coat dry ingredients with liquid ingredients.
  • Spread onto an ungreased cookie sheet or two 9×13 pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 min. Then reduce to 250 and turn every 10-15 minutes until browned to suit taste.

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This recipe makes a lot of granola, but you can easily make half of the recipe or a quarter of it if there’s only one of you and you don’t want to swim in granola.

Or you can make all of it and be like me and eat it non-stop for days because it really is that good.

Enjoy! :D

Calories per 1/4 c. serving = 208 (Thank you to blog reader Meredith for calculating this!)

Comments

  1. Kelly says

    I love granola….love it! I am actually quite the granola killer so I would make the entire batch! There is never such a thing as too much granola!

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    • peanutbutterfingers says

      oh absolutely! once it’s completely cooked and cooled, you can add dried fruits, more nuts, chocolate chips… anything that strikes your fancy!

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  2. Meredith says

    I actually did the calorie math if anyone is interested….this full recipe makes 15.16 cups for a total of 12,641 calories (yikes!). That comes down to 426 calories per half cup serving and 208 calories per quarter cup serving. It looks so delicious…can’t wait to make it!

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  3. says

    I am definitely making your/Phyllis’s granola this weekend. It looks so good and I can just imagine how crunchy and tasty it must be. Thanks to Meredith for calculating the calories! Sometimes I’m torn between wanting to know something’s calorie content and wanting to live in blissful ignorance! And while 426 cals per cup isn’t amazing (because I KNOW i’m going to want more than one cup!) – it can be my weekend treat!

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  4. says

    I am definitely making your/Phyllis’s granola this weekend. It looks so good and I can just imagine how crunchy and tasty it must be. Thanks to Meredith for calculating the calories! Sometimes I’m torn between wanting to know something’s calorie content and wanting to live in blissful ignorance! And while 426 cals per half cup isn’t amazing (because I KNOW i’m going to want more than one cup!) – it can be my weekend treat!

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  5. Paul says

    Hi, my name is Paul and since Phyllis is my mother I have been eating this granola for more than twenty-five years. It is good cooked as the recipe calls for, but it is also fun to eat it raw with honey dripped on top, in yogurt mixed with jam or jelly, and in just water. If you let it soak for a couple minutes in milk, yogurt, or water I notice the nola digests better. Lastly, I just want to say that I think this blog is great, Julie is a great, and to enjoy the food.

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  6. Margaret says

    i was curious is anyone knew if i could replace the wheat germ with more oatmeal or wheat bran or oat bran since i dont have any wheat germ??

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