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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 cups


  • 8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup sliced almonds or more
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½-1 cup ground flaxseed
  • cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • In a large roasting pan, combine the oats, wheat germ, wheat bran, oat bran, sliced almonds, salt and ground flaxseed.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the brown sugar, olive oil, water and vanilla over medium heat until hot and sugar is melted.
  • Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and toss to combine. If dry mixture isn't damp, add a little more water.
  • Bake in preheated oven 3½ to 4 hours. Remove from oven and loosen granola from bottom of pan while still hot. Let cool in pan. When cool, store in an airtight container.


Additions: If desired, add 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries to the mixture before baking.
Substitutions: If you have trouble finding wheat germ, wheat bran or oat bran, substitute one for the other.
January 2013