Recipe - Awesome Granola

Adapted from: USDA SNAP-Ed Recipes

Level 2: Basic
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Servings per recipe: 20
Price per serving: 72¢
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes in oven; 8 minutes in microwave


  • Glass Baking Dish
  • Large bowl
  • Oven or Microwave
  • Cookie sheet or aluminum foil


  • 6 cups oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, walnuts or peanuts (Beware of any nut allergies!)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cup canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups raisins
  • 2 32oz tubs plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt


For Conventional Oven:

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, except raisins, mix well.
  2. Bake in baking dish for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Stir every 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in raisins. Cool thoroughly.

For Microwave:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except raisins, in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Place in glass baking dish. Cook at HIGH about 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring after every 2 minutes of cooking; stir in raisins.
  3. Place onto un-greased cookie sheet or aluminum foil to cool. Cool thoroughly.

To Serve: Top 1/4 cup of yogurt with Awesome Granola! Store extra granola in a tightly covered container.