Go Nutty Granola

From inthekitchenwithkath.com

(Adapted from Mark Bittman’s recipe in Food Matters)


Makes 8 – 9 cups


5 cups rolled oats (regular, not quick-cooking or instant)

3 cups of chopped walnuts (or 3 cups of your choice of chopped nuts and/or seeds)

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons ¼ cup coconut oil

½ – 1 cup honey or maple syrup, or to taste (I used ½ cup honey the first time and 3/4 cup the second time. Or try a mixture of 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup maple syrup.)

Salt, to taste


1. Heat oven to 350˚.

2. Combine the oats, nuts, sesame seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl.

3. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave oven.

4. Add the honey to the coconut oil and stir together.

5. Pour the honey and oil over the granola and stir well so everything is well-coated. Sprinkle lightly with salt and stir again.

6. Spread the granola on a large rimmed baking sheet and set the timer for 20 minutes.

7. Stir the granola occasionally; remove from the oven when it is toasted the way you like it. It should take about 20 - 25 minutes; it took 23 minutes for my granola to be done.

8. Stir in dried fruit, if you’re using it.

9. Let the granola cool on a wire rack. When it’s cooled off, store it in the refrigerator. It keeps indefinitely.