Best granola recipe

My friend Linda makes the best granola. Her recipe is based on the one in the classic Diet for a Small Planet and it's absolutely delicious. I especially like to make batches of it when I'm going to have house guests. It's a great ready-made breakfast or snack.

Best homemade granola recipe

Linda Rogers' Granola
(makes a giant batch)


6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup each
    Powdered milk
    Flour (unbleached, whole wheat, rice or light buckwheat)
    Flax meal or wheat germ
    Sesame seeds
    Sunflower seeds
    Canola or light olive oil
    Maple syrup or honey
3/4 cup each
    Unsweetened coconut
    Dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Mix together oats, powdered milk, flour, flax meal/wheat germ, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.
  • Pour the oil into a 2 cup measuring cup, then add the syrup or honey on top. Mix well into dry ingredients. 
  • Spread mixture on two rimmed baking sheets. 
  • Bake for about an hour, stirring the mix after 30 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and mix in nuts and fruit.
  • Cool and store in large jars or plastic containers. I find a batch fits perfectly into 2 half-gallon jars, taking into account the amount of granola I eat as I cook.



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