5 cups rolled oats (consider substituting 1-2 cups of rolled oats for rye flakes)

½ cup ground flax seed (use a coffee bean grinder to grind whole flax seeds)

1 cup slivered or sliced almonds

½ cup chopped hazelnuts, pecans, or other favourite nuts

1 cup chopped dried fruit (apricots, prunes, blueberries, cherries)

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/3 cup canola oil

½ cup liquid honey

1 tsp vanilla extract


Step 1

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, slivered almonds, chopped nuts, chopped dried fruit, cinnamon) mix well and set aside


Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, vanilla, and honey until well combined.

Step 3

Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Step 4

Place a layer of parchment on two large rectangle baking sheets. Divide oatmeal mixture in half and spread evenly over rectangular baking sheets.


Step 5

Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir, continue baking for an additional 5- 10 minutes, until granola is golden brown. (Note: it will harden as it cools). Granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Enjoy with milk, use to top yogurt, ice ream or as a quick topping on fruit crisps.