Fruit and Nut Granola

It’s fun and easy to make your own delicious granola! This crunchy, not-too-sweet cereal is loaded with fruit, nuts, healthy seeds and fiber. Substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruit and enjoy the results.


2 cups rolled oats (not instant)

1 cup chopped walnuts or sliced almonds or nuts of your choice

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds, without shells

1/4 cup wheat germ (found in cereal aisle)

1/4 cup vegetable oil


2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup dried berries and cherries mix or any dried fruit of your choice

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.


Preheat oven to 300&deg.
In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and wheat germ.

In a small bowl combine oil, honey, vanilla and cinnamon until blended. Pour over oat mixture. Toss to combine. Pour onto a large baking sheet or roasting pan. Bake 15 minutes. Mix. Bake 10 – 15 minutes longer stirring every 5 minutes until mixture is golden brown. Remove from oven and return mixture to bowl. Add raisins and dried fruit. Toss. Let cool completely before storing in a large container or ziplock bags.
Yields: approx. 6 cups