Favorite Fruity Granola

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Favorite Fruity Granola recipe

Did we get you in the mood for some homemade granola? It’s not hard to make, not to mention that it’s tastier and less expensive than store-bought granola. Here’s a recipe we love, adapted from Salad People by Mollie Katzen.

For more about this recipe: Better Nutrition in the 1960s, Part 1

  • 12Servings


  • 2 cups rolled oats   

  • 1 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc.)   

  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.)   

  • 1/2 tsp. salt   

  • 1/2 cup honey   

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil   

  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract   

  • 1 cup assorted dried fruit, chopped (raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, etc.)   


Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine oats, seeds, nuts, and salt in bowl. Whisk together honey, oil, and vanilla, and stir into dry ingredients. Spread granola on baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake 15–18 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring once or twice during baking. Cool on tray until dry and crunchy.

Break into bite-sized pieces, and stir in dried fruit. Store in airtight container.

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