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.

Chris Johnson
Source: EatingWell.com, February 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs


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; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 29.9g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 13.1g; fat 10.1g 16% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; vitamin a iu 60.8IU 1% DV; vitamin c 1mg 2% DV; folate 31.5mcg 8% DV; calcium 25.2mg 3% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 35.7mg 13% DV; potassium 148.4mg 4% DV; sodium 41.4mg 2% DV; added sugar 7g.