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Granola Gifts for Teachers and Make the Bread Buy the Butter Review

An easy no-stir granola recipe that is perfect for gift giving.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Cookie Madness


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds I used a mixture of walnuts and pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or 2 T. butter and 2 T. oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt or 3/8 if using table salt


  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Mix all the ingredients and spread on a cookie sheet. I like to line my sheet with nonstick foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes (but check at 45). Reese says you’ll know when it’s done because it will be crunchy and golden.
  • Remove from the oven, break apart any large clumps, and cool. Store in plastic bag or 2-quart jar. I am storing it in freezer bags and freezing it until next week, at which point I will divide it up for teachers.


If you're using regular table salt you might want to reduce it to a about 3/8 teaspoon.
If you don't want to use too much maple syrup, you can use half maple syrup and half honey. Also, make sure to check the granola after 45 minutes. The original bake time calls for 1 hour and 15 minutes, but it sometimes bakes a little faster -- especially if you halve the recipe.