Once you make this super-nutty, not-too-sweet granola, courtesy of Chris Johnson, father of EatingWell's social media editor Sophie Johnson, you'll never go back to store-bought. Nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, Rice Krispies--this easy granola recipe has it all. Feel free to mix and match your favorite add-ins based on what's in your kitchen. Source: EatingWell.com, February 2020

Chris Johnson


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  • Stir oats, cereal, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and coconut together in a large bowl.

  • Combine brown sugar, honey (or maple syrup), oil, cinnamon, ginger, salt and vanilla in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  • Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Transfer to a large roasting pan. Bake, stirring once or twice, until golden brown, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool completely before stirring in dried fruit. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.


To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; 10.1 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 41 mg sodium. 148 mg potassium; 29.9 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 3.9 g protein; 61 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 25 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 36 mg magnesium; 7 g added sugar;