Granola Recipe

This is a simple recipe but don’t let simple deceive you. This is a filling and fun food to eat on the trail or at the office. So many options for ingredients and flavors.


Granola is great as a snack or a meal. At home or on the trail everyone loves this granola.

  • 4 Cups Rolled Oats/ Old Fashioned
  • 1 Cup Nuts (Your choice, whole, chopped, slivered, etc.)
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Honey
  • 1/3 Cup Oil, Coconut melted (Any neutral oil. Canola, Vegetable, Coconut.)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Sweetened Dried Cranberries (Add after it cools. )
  1. Combine Dry ingredients in bowl.

  2. Combine Wet ingredients.

  3. Mix both wet and dry together until well combined.

  4. Divide evenly onto two 13 x 9 sheet pans and back at 300 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Place in the upper section of your oven. mixing about every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Be careful not to burn.

This is one of my favorite recipes. Use as a snack or a meal. I vacuum pack these for hiking and backpacking and they keep fresh for a longer time. 

Stir some while it’s cooling,  to save work of getting off pan.

Use whatever dried fruit you like. I have added freeze dried strawberries and it was very good. But add these after it cools completely. I add dried cranberries or raisins after it’s almost cool. Try chocolate chips.

For hiking or backpacking I have added powdered milk into the vacuum sealed bag. One of my favorite memories is eating this while backpacking with water from a glacier sitting watching a waterfall.

Today I don’t drink milk so I add freeze dried coffee instead.

*If you do intend to bag this, and want to add liquid.  Make sure you have a bag big enough for it.

Enjoy, Granola has so many options. Please share some of your ideas with me.

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