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Healthy and Delicious Granola

Do you spend way too much money on trail mix or granola when you go hiking? Well here’s a great recipe for homemade granola that will save you some money and taste better than anything you can buy at the grocery store.  This granola is delicious and is good for you too. I hope you like it as much as The Pennsylvania Wanderer and I do. Pack some in your picnic backpack next time you head out for a picnic or any other outdoor activity for a great snack on the go.


  1. 8 cups rolled oats
  2. 1 1/2 cups wheat germ
  3. 1 1/2 cups oat bran
  4. 1 cup sunflower seeds
  5. 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  6. 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  7. 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  9. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  11. 1 cup honey
  12. 1 cup vegetable oil
  13. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  15. 3 cups raisins


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.

Combine the oat bran, wheat germ, oats, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pecans and almonds in a large bowl. Stir together the brown sugar, salt, honey, maple syrup, oil, cinnamon and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring the liquid ingredients to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients. Stir the mixture to coat it thoroughly.

Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted. This will take about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through. Cool the granola and then stir in the raisins or cranberries before storing in an airtight container.

Servings Per Recipe: 30


Calories: 368 (they’re worth it)
Total Fat: 19.8g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 122mg
Total Carbohydrates: 44.6g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Protein: 9.1g

I hope you pack some of this great granola in your picnic backpack next time you go hiking. I know it’s always in ours.



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