Eileen’s Granola Recipe

It’s getting to be that time of year again when we are thinking about Chanukah, Christmas and Winter Solstice. Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, you might find this recipe a handy one to have among your cookbooks.

I have been refining my granola recipe for the past 30 years. My family and friends like it so much that I sometimes send them care packages. If you feel like saving on your budget, you might consider this as a delicious holiday present. It is easy to make and lasts a long time, so it can be sent in regular mail. Enjoy!


Eileen’s Granola Recipe

10 cups oatmeal
1 cup cashews
1 cup peanuts (optional)
*Make sure either the cashews or peanuts are salted for flavor.
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkinseeds
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup shredded coconut

Mix together all dry ingredients in a large baking bowl.
Mix together 1/2 cup each, safflower or coconut oil and honey.
Warm them together in the microwave and pour over all other ingredients. Mix together.

Bake at 325º for 1hr., stirring every 15 minutes until lightly browned.
Let cool in large bowl and add raisins or dried cranberries if you like.

Options Before Eating: If you like it sweeter, you might add a teaspoon of maple syrup before pouring over milk or almond milk.


What is a favorite recipe you’d like to share?


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17 Responses to Eileen’s Granola Recipe

  1. Ginny says:

    This is FABULOUS granola, and I highly recommend giving it a try! It is delicious with almond milk for those who are non-dairy.

    Thank you, Eileen for sharing it with all of us!

  2. Ginny says:

    Oops..I just reread the recipe and saw you already recommended the almond milk!

  3. Dana Hugg says:

    I have had your granola recipe in my recipe file for many years…it is the best energy giving snack ever. Thank you, to a very special cook.

  4. Louise Gilbert says:

    Delicious Baked Salmon:
    1. a Salmon filet (washed/patted dry) or two put in baking pan or pyrex
    2. Red Thai Curry Sauce (Trader Joe’s)
    3. Light Coconut Milk (Trader Joe’s)

    1. Oven at 400 degrees
    2. Pour 1/2 bottle of curry sauce and 1/2 can of the light coconut milk (shake it well prior to opening it as it separates) into a bowl. Mix well with fork.
    4. pour this liquid over the Salmon about 1/2 inch (should come up to 1/3 or 1/2 of the Salmon’s thickness).
    5. Bake for 10 minutes (a tad longer if not done enough for your taste).

    Voila! Happy Salmon will be scrumptious–ENJOY!!

  5. Elaine M. Naddaff says:

    Hi Eileen, great granola recipe… It brings me back to my 1972 year, when Erewhon on Newbury Street, Boston, MA was a big health store “hit”. I loved buying and munching on the granola
    mixes sold! In those days I lived on Beacon Hill, worked on Federal Street, Boston and ate too much delicious granola–expensive granola. Today, I am cooking a small pot of leeks and potato
    soup which I do hope will squelch my temper–Julia Child’s recipes seem to make me “laugh”.

    However, your bloggers might be interested in my latest daily tea cake which is mae with buttermilk!

    Buttermilk Cake with Berries
    4 TBS. butter
    1 cup flour
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    2/3 cup sugar ( sometimes, I eliminate the sugar, altogether, or reduce the amount )
    1 egg
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries ( I use Trader Joe’s frozen mix )

    400 degree F
    9 ” round pan sprayed with PAM
    bake for 30 minutes

    Scatter the frozen berries over the cake mix and toss 1 1/2 TBS. sugar over the berries.

    Tip: Often, I melt the butter in a small pot, then add the sugar, buttermilk, wisked egg and other
    ingredients and pour the batter into the pan. Then, I sprinkle on the frozen berries.

    I like to remember my Beacon Hill years because I was fresh out of college, had plans to marry,
    worked for a top notch company where I sold investments, as soon as I became registered on
    all of the then existing major stock exchanges. I developed my own retail client base of especially
    nice people–so nice. And, I usually returned a 40 % return on investment in the first year!!!!

    Kidder Peabody, Boston office was special. I was the only female sales person, 22 years old in fact
    and the men were nice to me. We shared talk about the stock and bond and options markets, Dow Jones news wire news, other investments, sports, food, cooking, research, restaurants,
    theatre, summer vacations on the Cape and North shore, on and on. Top top sales and research
    people in those years were my lunch and professional friends! We ate at great places in Boston.

    I enjoy remembering the recipes from that period. In fact I used to visit Lauriat Book store in Boston at lunch and buy cookbooks.

    Eileen, did you stop at Lauriat’s in your Lesley College graduate school years? Take care. mm good…Boston at lunch with a friend and would buy cookbooks. I liked the Time Life series in those years!

  6. Naef says:

    YESSSSS!!!!!! Oh thank you so much!!!!!! This is The Best Granola Ever! Muah!

  7. Judith Ann Meyncke says:

    Dear Eileen, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and yours. We have so much to be grateful for! Thank you so much for the recipe! Really looking forward to making it. Just look at the reactions! Love and Blessings, Judith Ann P.S. I will try to think of a favorite recipe and send!

  8. Elaine M. Naddaff says:

    Eileen, I sent my husband out for all of the granola ingredients and promise to try the recipe out this weekend! Do you serve your granola at your important Rockefeller Foundation meetings? I bet the answer is “yes” !!

  9. eileenrockefeller says:

    No, I don’t serve my granola anywhere except at breakfast with my family and friends! But see if you like it!

  10. Elaine M. Naddaff says:

    Eileen, Great great granola recipe. My husband Kent “likes” it !! I am calling the recipe
    Merry Merry Holidays to you and Paul.

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