The Lechasseurs' Recipes

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Homemade Granola

Serving: Makes 6 1/2 cups


1/2 cup shredded coconut
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 cup honey
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup golden raisins


1. Heat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and spread shredded coconut on top. Bake until toasted. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

2. Decrease oven temperature to 300º. Line two baking sheets with parchment; set aside. In a large bowl, toss together oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, stir together honey and butter; pour over oat mixture. Stir well. Spread onto sheets. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Break up granola; sprinkle with raisins and toasted coconut. Store in airtight container.

Martha Stewart