Old Fashioned Granola

Slow Cooked Granola

Yum!  Old-fashioned goodness in the form of granola.  Great for eating at breakfast or snacking during the day.  What an energy boost and you can take it with you anywhere!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Wooden Spoon
  • 1 Small Saucepan
  • 1 Cookie Sheet


  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats not quick cooking
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds raw
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds raw and unsalted
  • 1 cup almonds coarsely chopped and unblanched
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powdered and nonfat
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Safflower oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey or malt syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried figs finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup black raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together the oats, seeds, almonds, wheat germ, dry milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla.  Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the oil, maple syrup and honey. 
  • Pour over the oat mixture and toss with your hands or a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are moistened.
  • Spread on a cookie sheet and bake for 30minutes, stirring once.  The edges tend to turn brown first , so stir carefully.
  • When lightly browned, remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.  Loosen from the pan in chunks and add the dried fruits. 
  • Seal in airtight container.


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Keyword granola, simple
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Dr. L. J. Leo

Dr. Leo began his education at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in osteopathy. He completed his internal medicine residency through the U.S. Army and had the honor of serving multiple overseas tours before retirement.

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