Christmas Granola

Recipe for Christmas Granola


6 cups oats (old-fashioned, not quick oats!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup wheat germ (buy "toasted")
1/2 cup flaked coconut (buy a bag of "flakes unsweetened")
1/3 cup flaxseed meal (whole ground) or sesame seeds
1 cup pecan pieces or almonds (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dried chopped fruit--cranberry, apricot, etc. (Try "berries & cherries" Mariani brand)


Use a big roasting pan–or two 8 x 10 pans (or 9 x 10)

Spread the oats in pan and bake 10 minutes at 350°F.

Mix up dry ingredients in one bowl (excluding fruit) and wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then mix together, and put in pan.

Bake 20 minutes at 325°F. (After 10 minutes, stir.)

Remove from oven, drop in fruit, and stir very, very lightly.

Let sit, cool until very cold, take spatula, and chunk up a bit.

Store in fridge.


about 8 cups


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How much Fruit?

How much fruit should I add?

fruit in granola

The Editors's picture

Hi! It’s personal preference. I buy a 6-ounce bag of Mariani Berries ‘N’ Cherries and add all the fruit, but it might be too much for some folks.

Absolutely delicious!

Absolutely delicious!