Three of My All-Time Favorite Recipes…#3 Everyday Granola

We can’t get enough of this granola!  Ever since the recipe (adapted from Molly Wizenberg’s Everyday Granola, Bon Appétit, June 2010) was published, I make a batch probably every other weekend.  We eat it five or six days a week.  I have mine with Greek yogurt and strawberries and Tony has his with milk.  It’s so easy.  It makes your kitchen smell so good while it’s cooking and I promise, you’ll discover why Molly called it EVERYday granola!  If you only read this blog once and make only one recipe, it should be this one.

PS…Molly is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit.  This recipe appeared in her column “Cooking Life.”  I hadn’t paid much attention to her prior to this (aaagh…sorry Molly!), but soon after, bought her book, “A Homemade Life” (which I LOVED!) and now follow her blog Orangette.

Homemade Granola to Eat Every Single Day


3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup shredded cocount (I prefer sweetened; the original recipe calls for unsweetened)

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup honey

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup assorted dried fruit (I usually use Trader Joe’s Golden Berry Blend)


Preheat oven to 300°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Stir honey and oil in saucepan over medium-low heat until smooth. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; toss. Spread on prepared sheet. Bake until golden, stirring every 10 minutes, about 40 minutes. Place sheet on rack. Stir granola; cool. Mix in fruit.  Store in an airtight container.


10 thoughts on “Three of My All-Time Favorite Recipes…#3 Everyday Granola

    • Hi Barbara, I actually (acccidentally) left the coconut out once, and it was fine. In fact, I don’t usually consider myself a fan of coconut, but like it in this. The original recipe called for adding ginger, which I didn’t like, but maybe just to replace the coconut with another taste? You can substitue any other kind of nuts. Sunflower seeds? Pepitas? Or just leave the nuts out. Our daughter had a boyfriend at one time who had a tree nut allergy AND he was a vegan! That was challenging at times. Thanks for checking out the blog.

    • Hi Nancy, I haven’t, but just Googled and found many granola recipes that DO use coconut oil, so I think you’re good! Let me know how it turns out. And thanks for “visiting”!

  1. Hi Sistie, I’m baking your “everyday granola” right now ! It’s my first attempt & I added peanut butter & flax seed & omitted the dried fruit (only cuz i didn’t have any on hand).
    I’ll let Miss Drew review it for you when it has cooled ! So exciting!!

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