Simple Granola

Simple Granola

Perfect as a stand-alone cereal, our Simple Granola is also great as a topping for your favorite snack or dessert.

This basic granola recipe is lightly sweetened with honey and contains heart-healthy oats, almonds and flax seed. Our recipe makes just enough cereal to pour on top of ice cream, yogurt, or our Banana Crunch Muffins.

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup flax seed or wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Mix oats, coconut, almonds, flax seed, oil and honey in a bowl. Pour mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Allow to granola to cool. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

YIELDS: 1½ cups

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Breakfast Week: No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

Our no-bake granola bars are great for breakfast on the go or as an after-school snack.

Sometimes, when we’re in the mood for cereal, we don’t have the time to eat it in the traditional manner. That’s when this super-quick recipe comes in handy. Not only does it satisfy cereal cravings with a blend of oatmeal and Rice Krispies®, but it is also hearty and the combination of peanuts and peanut butter delivers tons of protein to start the day off right. This recipe is so easy, it is perfect to prepare with the kiddies too!

PREP: 5 minutes + cooling time
COOK: 5 minutes

  • 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies® toasted rice cereal
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Bring brown sugar and syrup to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until blended.
  3. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until coated; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in chocolate morsels. Lightly grease a 13- x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray, then press mixture into it; cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

YIELDS: 4 1/2 dozen

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