Susan Cutler


This high-protein cereal with added milk is about the healthiest food you can choose for breakfast. It has complete protein, high fiber and, depending on your serving size, modest fat, modest sugar, low salt and no cholesterol. And if you prepare it yourself, you know there are no chemicals or additives and it is not overly sweet.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 servings or 2 pounds 3 ounces
15 Min


  • 4 c
    regular rolled oats
  • 2 c
    walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 c
    unsweetened dried coconut (fine or medium grated)
  • 2/3 c
    raw sesame seeds
  • 1/4 c
    raw wheat germs
  • 6 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 6 Tbsp
    honey or brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cardamom or cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c
    raisins or dried fruits



    1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Mix oats, nuts, seeds and wheat germ by hand in a large bowl.
  2. 2. Warm the oil in a small pan, add honey (or brown sugar) and stir gently until well blended. Add vanilla and cardamom (or cinnamon) and blend.
  3. 3. Drizzle over the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix thoroughly by hand.
  4. 4. Spread the mixture in a thin layer in one or two baking pans and roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes for even toasting.
  5. 5. Remove from the oven and let cool for half hour. Put the granola back in the bowl and stir in the raisins or dried fruit by hand.
  6. Store in airtight jars in a cool place or in the refrigerator.

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Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy #cereal #granola

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