Honey Nut Granola



1 cup butter/oil

1 cup honey/maple syrup/molasses

2 teaspoons vanilla

11 cups oats 

1 cup nuts (optional can also use seeds)

1 cup coconut (optional)

1 cup dried fruit (optional) 

2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Heat oil or butter, sweetener, and vanilla in Dutch oven or on top of stove until warm and thinned, stirring to mix well.

 2. Stir in oats. Add optional nuts, coconut, and cinnamon gradually, stirring to mix well.

 3. Bake at 250° for about two hours, stirring every 20 minutes. Watch carefully until done to your family’s taste (remembering that granola becomes crispier as it cools)

  1. Cool granola after pulling out of the oven.

Add dried fruit if desired and enjoy!