Favorite Granola

bowl2I found this recipe in a library book back in 2001.   I enjoy it as my morning cereal especially when the weather is warm.  It’s very filling and satisfying with some healthy ingredients.


  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 7 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

I use a huge vintage graniteware pan that is about the equivalent of two 9×9″ pans.  Spray pans with non-stick spray.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, heat honey and oil over medium heat for about 4 minutes.

In a large bowl mix oats, wheat bran and wheat germ.  Drizzle the honey/oil mixture over and mix well.

mixingSpread mixture in sprayed pans about 3/4″ thick.

Bake uncovered in 250 degree F oven for one hour, stirring about every 20 minutes.  Note:  Use a pan with sides to avoid having cereal crumbs all over the oven when you stir.

Cool granola, then spoon into one-quart containers.  Refrigerate if not used within 2 weeks.

jarMakes approximately two quarts of granola (8 cups).

I like to add some walnuts and dried fruit with each serving along with some good cold milk.


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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

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