Sunday, June 19, 2011


Thank you Diana.....creator of this granola recipe, grower of green kale, and rockin' mountain biker.   She emailed me this granola recipe several WEEKS ago and I finally had a chance to make it, why did it take me so long?  Diana made this recipe up based on various store bought brands. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Grainy Granola
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats (uncooked)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup buckwheat (uncooked)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sliced almonds (or nuts of your choice)

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 to 1 cup sweetner to taste. (Try maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, agave, etc. and try combos of 2 or more. I like ~3/4 cup total. It depends on how sweet you want your granola!)
1-2 tablespoon coconut oil (I use 3 tbsp because it's really good for you!! you can also use olive oil, sunflower oil, or another healthy oil)
1-3 teaspoon cinnamon (depends how much you like it)
1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 teaspoon salt

  • Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and mix. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine the wet ingredients and bring to a boil, mixing well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well with a large spoon to coat.
  • Spread mixture onto large baking sheet(s) lined with wax paper. Bake at 350 for ~20-25 minutes or until desired "toastiness". Take out and allow to cool completely.
  • Mix in raisins or any other dried fruit that you like. Store in airtight container.

Feel free to modify with other ingredients/flavors. I LOVE a giant bowl of granola with a few scoops of yogurt and milk in the morning. I have some pomegranate seeds that I froze in the fall. I like to take them out for a few min then mix in the bowl right before eating. Yummy!!!    -amy w.


  1. *Important: check often while baking for desired toastiness. I love it crisp and toasty, so I make sure to spread in a very thin layer and bake until golden brown.
    If you like chewy granola, keep the layer on the cookie sheet a bit thicker and make sure to check it often while baking.

    Also very easy to make substitutions/omit ingredients if you don't have them!

  2. mmmm, i'm currently crunchy-ing up my granola in the oven. it looks deelicious. i added chopped apple, and left out buckwheat (i didn't have any). can't wait to enjoy it with my yoghurt tomorrow morn x

  3. another batch of granola going in the oven tonight...with buckwheat and all! i loved it so much this week - i am doing it again...and giving some to my mum - i know she'll love it especially seeing as i got it from here. x a.

  4. Soooo good! Grain-ola is great-ola! The only thing that could make it better would be chocolate chips or m&ms.