Pumpkin Seed Granola

posted on: Monday, February 16, 2009

I've been on the search for a good granola recipe for years now. I had one that always burnt and another that tasted so nasty it was impossible to eat. A couple weeks ago, in Enzo's preschool, a mom brought the most tasty granola I have ever had. I think it's the coconut and the salted roasted pumpkin seeds that makes this so delicious. She gave me the recipe and Enzo and I made it together. It's easy to make and yields about 8 cups. We go through a bag of Trader Joe's granola, which is about 4 cups, every week so I'm glad this recipe will last us a little more than the usual.

Crunchy Granola
  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 cup coconut slices
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used melted butter because I was all out of coconut oil but I recommend using coconut oil. It's so much better for you and has a nice taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. preheat oven to 250*
  2. mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl except for the pumpkin seeds and the raisins. (this is the part that Enzo could do all by himself)
  3. Place the mixture on a cookie sheet bake for 1 1/2 -2 hours mixing EVERY 2o minutes.
  4. When done add the pumpkin seeds and the raisins.
  5. Let it cool down completely before storing in an air tight container.


  1. Perfect timing. I bought all the ingredients I thought I would need to make my own granola (including coconut!) and was just waiting for the time to check out a recipe or two online.

  2. nice. The good thing about granola is that you can always add ingredients too like chocolate chips in the end...yum

  3. Essa receita vai acontecer aqui em casa com certeza! Obrigada, Damaris.

  4. This looks like a really good recipe - a little bit of everything :)

  5. Oh....this looks sooo delicious! I love granola. Thanks for this recipe.

  6. so excited to try this very promising recipe! mahalo!

  7. Yay, I found a recipe I think will actually turn out CRUNCHY granola like Trader Joes. I will let you know how it works out for me.


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