Makes 40 servings

This is probably one of the best granola recipes you will ever make! Enjoy as a cereal, with yogurt, over fruit or as a snack.


5 cups large-flake rolled oats 1.25 L
2 cups barley flakes 500 mL
1 1/2 cups raw unsalted nuts (almonds, filberts, pecans), chopped 375 mL
1 cup sesame seeds 250 mL
1 cup raw unsalted shelled sunflower seeds 250 mL
1 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds 250 mL
1 cup skim-milk powder 250 mL
1 cup wheat germ 250 mL
1 cup unsweetened coconut 250 mL
3/4 cup olive oil or canola oil 175 mL
1/2 cup molasses 125 mL
1/2 cup liquid honey 125 mL
1 tbsp ground cinnamon 15 mL
2 cups dried fruit (raisins, apricots, mango, pineapple, banana), chopped 500 mL
  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C) 
  • Large roasting pan


Step 1
In a large roasting pan, combine oats, barley flakes, raw nuts, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, skim-milk powder, wheat germ and coconut.

Step 2
Combine oil, molasses, honey and cinnamon. Stir thoroughly into oat mixture. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown; stir frequently. Cool; stir in fruit. Store, covered, in a cool, dry location.


You can vary the taste and texture of this granola by trying different grains and adding dried fruits such as apples, pears and dates.
Although sunflower and pumpkin seeds provide fiber, they are also high in fat. This means they become rancid quickly. Be sure to buy them from a store with high turnover, use them quickly, and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 273
Fat / Lipides 15.1 g
Saturated / saturés 3.1 g
+ Trans / trans 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 1 mg
Sodium / Sodium 25 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 30.2 g
Fiber / Fibres 4.5 g
Sugars / Sucres 12.8 g
Protein Protéines 8.1 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Dietitian's Message
This granola makes a great energy-packed breakfast or healthy snack. Like most granola, it is high in calories and fat, so serve it with skim or a lower-fat milk or yogurt. Add fresh fruit salad for great-tasting breakfast.

Denise A. Hartley