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“My Dad got the recipe for this granola at a Hungarian Bed & Breakfast we stayed at in Lake Tahoe. He has been making it since and it's the best granola I've ever had! I alter the recipe to use part whole grain oats for added health benefits but it does make the granola a bit crunchier. If you use a Silpat to bake the granola, you do not need to turn it part way through the cooking. The key to getting the granola to "clump" together is packing it into the container while it's warm.”
24 half cup serving

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 cups rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
  • 12 cup wheat bran
  • 12 cup sunflower seeds
  • 13 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 13 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 13 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 14 cup macadamia nuts (chopped)
  • 13 cup canola oil (or preferably macadamia nut oil)
  • 12 cup maple syrup
  • 12 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 12 cups dried apples (chopped)
  • 12 cup raisins
  • 12 cup dried blueberries
  • 14 cup dates (optional, chopped)


  1. Mix dry ingredients oats, bran, sunflower seeds, and all nuts.
  2. Simmer oil, syrup, and honey (to thin). Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  3. Pour over oats, bran, sunflower seeds, and nuts. Mix well and spread on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 19-21 min at 325°F, stirring twice (Every 7 minutes stir to make sure the granola on the bottom of the pan doesn’t get crisp or cooked longer than the rest).
  5. Take out of oven and mix in desired other ingredients (dried apples, raisins, etc). I also make sure to take it OFF the cookie sheets as soon as I take it out of the oven so it doesn’t get too crispy.
  6. Cool and store in airtight container. Approximate cost per batch is $6.50.
  7. While I only list the dates as “optional”, in many ways, almost all of the ingredients are optional. Mix different nuts (or quantities) to your taste. You can also just use one type of raisin if you like. Chop nuts and cut dried apples to the size you like – experiment with this recipe – I’ve learned that you can vary it each time for a little different taste as well.

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