Small Batch Granola


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats not the quick ones
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbs canola oil
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 275 while you're mixing everything up.
  • Rub a little oil on a 9x13" baking pan. (Or use a spray--I just don't buy those anymore.)
  • Mix the oats, wheat germ, salt, sesame seeds, walnuts and coconut together in a bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup, oil, water and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer, stirring, then remove from the heat.
  • Pour the maple syrup mix over the dried ingredients and mix well. Pour in the baking pan and squeeze together with your hands to form small clumps.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Take the pan from the oven and stir in the coconut. Put back in the oven and bake another 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool and store in an airtight container. I have an old pickle jar that is perfect!
  • You can also add other dried fruit with the coconut of course. Dried pineapple, raisins, dried cherries, etc. Just add them at the halfway point so they don't get too dark. Other nuts and different seeds work instead of or in addition to what I've listed. This is just what I like, right now.