Granola Cereal Recipe

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Home Made Granola Cereal Recipe

Sliced or slivered almonds, walnuts and pecans can be found inexpensively at a country store for this home made granola cereal recipe. Freshness is important not just for the best flavor, but for the best nutrition, too. Store the nuts in the freezer to keep them fresh. You can add raisins or other dried fruit or none at all. Adding some wheat germ (raw or toasted) will increase the nutritional value without affecting the taste.  Store wheat germ in the refrigerator or freezer to keep it fresh.
Granola Cereal Recipe
If you choose not to add all the extra ingredients, you will need to add extra oats. The granola mixture should be moist before putting in the oven, but you don’t want extra syrup.

This is a very versatile recipe and the possibilities are endless. Yet it’s always a healthful and low cost granola snack!

Granola Cereal Recipe


1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup skim milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
5 cups whole oats
1/2 cup each of any of the following: sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, pecans, sunflower nuts, raisins, craisins, dates, dried fruit (Mix and match whatever you like.)
Wheat germ, flax seed (optional, but a great nutritional boost)


  1. Mix the first 6 recipe ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar melts and everything is blended. Remove from heat.
  2. Add oats and mix well. Spread over 2 cookie sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. (Use sheets with sides.)
  3. Bake in a 375 oven until brown (about 10 to 15 minutes). Watch carefully and stir a few times for even browning and to prevent burning. Let cool on sheets.
  4. When cool, add other ingredients (your favorite nuts, favorite dried fruit, etc.). Store in a covered container.

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing

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