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No Fail Granola

What you need: 

3 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup dates

What you do: 

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Mix the oats, sesame seeds, almonds and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
2. Combine the syrup, oil, vanilla and spices. Mix with the oat mixture. Stir well. Spread evenly in a shallow pan or cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
3. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let the granola sit in the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Stir in the raisins and dates. Store in an airtight container.
Source of recipe: I have been making this granola for 15 years. I have modified it over time.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Recipe Category: 


This is my new fav Granola recipe.  I used brown rice syrup and maple, as well as cranberries and blueberries I dehydrated the other day. I also added flax seed and pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower.  I thought the nutmeg would be an lil overpowering but it was really nice.  This was also very simple and made the perfect amount. SOOOOOO GOOOD! :)>>>  Thank you.


Thanks for recipe. It fits just right in my recycled bear naked triple berry crunch fit bag.


Thank you for this recipe, pumpkingirl. So easy and soooo yummy. I didnt have almonds, so I took 2 tbsp of peanut butter mixed with a little hot water and blended this in. Just finished a bowl. YUM!


this granola is THE BEST. seriously better than any store-bought granola i have ever tasted; i'm never going back! i used unsalted sunflower seeds, so I added a few shakes of salt to the mix, and i really think the little bite of salt makes this recipe over the top fantastic so definitely don't leave it out if you're using unsalted sun.seeds. i also left out the dates and raisins for an-all dry mix. MAKE THIS NOW.

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