Bob and Christy’s Holiday Granola

Favorite Healthy Food from Episode 25

My husband loves granola, so we’ve experimented with varying the recipe over the years, and this is what we’ve come up with that we both love. It started as a holiday treat to give family and friends, but we’ve extended it to last all year long. ~ Christy Monson


12 cups old fashioned oats (use good quality ones)

1 cup wheat germ

2 cups sun flower seeds

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup canola oil

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


Add nuts, chopped or whole, as you wish.

I include almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts – all unsalted and coarsely chopped

Bake on a cookie sheet at 275 degrees for 15 minutes, stir and bake another 15 minutes.

When it has cooled, add dried fruit if you wish.

I add a 16 oz package of raisins and 1 cup of dried pear bits (from the tree in our back yard)

Vary the recipe to your taste. Granola is so easy and inexpensive to make.