Mama’s Homemade Granola

Mama's Homemade Granola

Mama Lydia came up with this great homemade recipe. I love to eat it for breakfast but also as a snack that's low in calories and hearty.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: healthy, hearty, quick
Servings: 33
Calories: 140kcal


  • 3 cup uncooked, old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup dry coconut shreds, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw organic honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup gogi berries (optional- you can use any dried fruit you prefer)


  • Preheat oven to 225°
  • In a extra large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut shreds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
  • Toss ingredients thoroughly.
  • Combine honey and coconut oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well
  • Next add cold water a little at a time until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Pour mixture into a large baking sheet which has been coated with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly to edges of the pan.
  • Place pan on middle oven rack and bake for 1 ½ hours, stirring every 15 minutes. 
  • Add slivered almonds and bake for another 30 minutes, or until mixture is thoroughly dry and golden brown in color. 
  • Remove from oven and mix in gogi berries and cool.
  • Put granola into a tightly covered container or zip lock bag.  Store in a cool dry place.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and milk (soy, almond, rice, or coconut milks all taste great with this granola).


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g

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