Cooking for Wellness

Homemade Granola

Oct. 20, 2017

Make a batch of this versatile cereal to get you through the week. It makes a great topping for fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as a delicious cereal served with your favorite milk. You can substitute different nuts, dried fruit and nut butters to make endless variations of this recipe. 


homemade granola

  • 4 cups


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick cooking or instant) 
  • ½ Tbsp ground flaxseed 
  • ½ Tbsp sesame seeds 
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds 
  • ¼ cup coconut (shredded or shaved) 
  • ½ cup pecans 
  • ½ cup raisins 
  • ¼ cup dried fruit, diced (any combination of apricots, cranberries, cherries, apples) 
  • ½ tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or canola oil 
  • 1 ½ Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter 
  • 1 Tbsp water 
  • ½ Tbsp vanilla 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 
  3. In a small sauce pan, combine oil, peanut butter, water and vanilla. Heat over low heat, stirring often until hot and bubbly.  
  4. Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients in the bowl. Stir until well combined. 
  5. Spread on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 14 days.


The Plant Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD