Breakfast Granola

  • Yield: 12 servings

"This is the recipe my friend Debbie made when we went on retreats twice a year in Kentucky."


8cups whole oats
1/2cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1tablespoon vanilla
1/2cup plus 1 tablespoon honey
1/2cup each almonds, walnuts and pecans
1/2cup each raisins, cranberries and other dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Combine oats, oil, vanilla and honey. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes, turning and stirring every 10 minutes. Add nuts after first 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven; cool. Stir in fruit. Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk or cover a ripe banana with peanut butter and roll in granola. Yield: 11 cups

— Kathie Junker, Lafayette, Tenn.