Homemade Granola


Acquiring “my own” granola recipe has  long been on my wish list. It wasn’t a universal plot that I lacked a recipe. It just seemed to be fate. I would find a recipe worthy of trying and lose it or I’d connect with a friend, they’d offer their recipe but we would both forget to follow through! For one reason or another a good granola recipe just never seemed to land in my kitchen. UNTIL NOW!

I have to thank a colleague of my husband’s for this gem. Recently, we were on a business trip and this amazing lady packed some of her granola deliciousness. I took one nibble and knew this baby was to die for. Since the recipe is such a snap to prepare and our friend is committed to helping others make their headaches go away I think I’ll dub this…

Carol’s Headache Free Granola Mix


4 cups rolled oats

1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pecans)

½ cup sunflower nuts

¾ cup wheat germ

½ cup honey

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

8 oz. dried fruit (we like Craisins)

1 cup raisins

½ dried cereal of choice (we’ve used Cinnamon Chex, Quaker Oat Squares, or Cracklin’ O’s)

Mix together rolled oats, nuts, cereal and wheat germ.  Combine honey, oil and vanilla. Drizzle over dry ingredients, blending well. Spread  granola over two cookie sheets. Bake @ 325 degrees for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. (Watch closely so it doesn’t brown too much.) Remove from oven and let cool. Stir in dried fruits and raisins. Store in fridge or freezer.

Our tribe omitted one stage. We did not need to store it! The yummy stuff disappeared far too quickly for that!

Your DoAhead Friend,

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