I am posting this recipe for big batch nut seed granola intentionally on a Friday because I want you to make this granola over the weekend. This is such a huge batch of granola, not only will it last you all week, but you might just get an extra week out of the batch.
I’ve always loved granola but hate buying it in the store because 1). It’s expensive and 2). The bags you get are so small you only get a few days out of a $6.00 bag. Why spend the money for such a small amount when you can just make it yourself? This big batch nut seed granola recipe is such a favorite of mine, I am sure it will become a favorite of yours.
My big batch nut seed granola recipe includes: oats, mixed nuts, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut and added extras like coconut oil, cinnamon and wheat germ.
The biggest thing to keep in mind when making this big batch nut seed granola recipe is to have plenty of raised cookie sheets for baking, plenty of time to let it cool and dry and a large storage container to keep your granola fresh. I like to store mine in a big glass jar with a plastic-sealed lid because I like the way it looks in my pantry, plus, storing it in a glass jar makes it easy for me to spot in my pantry and inevitably leads me to make a healthier choice in the mornings.
I like to serve the granola in between layers of greek vanilla yogurt as a parfait or sprinkled on top of fresh fruit for a nutrient-packed start to my mornings.
Big Batch Nut and Seed Granola
- 10 cups oats
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 2 cups chopped nut mix
- 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
- 2 cups wheat germ
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix oats, coconut, nut mix, sunflower kernels, wheat germ and sesame seeds together. Mix honey, coconut oil (melted), vanilla, cinnamon and water together. Add to first mixture. Spread on oiled baking sheets with raised sides. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Stir a couple of times during baking. Let cool and store in a large storage container.
So, after you’ve enjoyed your weekend festivities and are planning next week’s meals and getting a head start on the week ahead, why not make this big batch nut seed granola and have breakfast taken care of!
This post was written by Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps. All rights reserved.