Sorry for slacking on posts recently!! School is crazy from now until May 24th (when I graduate!!! eek!) and I have found it hard to find time to even sleep this past week or two.

Anyways, lets get to the point since time is precious. I made granola as a thank you to several special people recently, and thought I would share the recipe (which is actually Marilyn Covey’s, found in this cookbook–I highly recommend it!)

A simple, but extremely delicious snack, breakfast, or addition to any meal!







This is such a great, easy, recipe that anyone would love in a mason jar with a note tied around it.

(mother’s day is coming up… just thought I’d toss that out there)


yield: about 10 cups


  • 8 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups butter (melted) or canola oil
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (or any other seeds you would like)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1 cup wheat bran, or germ; flaxseed; chia seeds or any combination of those three
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped to desired size (almonds and walnuts work great)


  1. melt butter and add sweetener or, if using oil, combine it with the sweetener
  2. measure out dry ingredients into a large bowl
  3. pour sweetened mixture over dry ingredients (if you melted the butter, wait until it cools!)
  4. mix all together with hands
  5. spread evenly on a cookie sheet (its okay if it is a thick layer)
  6. bake at 325 degrees for about an hour or until it smells like it is just beginning to burn, mixing every 5-10 minutes


It is okay if it still seems oily and not crispy after a long time in the oven–take out when you think it is about to start burning. The oily turns in to crispy and clumps form as it sits and cools.




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