My husband likes his granola as plain as possible. I prefer mine to have lots of stuff. Here are the basic recipes I use to create our perfect granolas.

Husband Granola:

3 cups rolled oats
2/3 cups flax seeds, pulsed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter

Wife Granola:

3 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup flax seeds, pulsed
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raw sunflower kernels
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter


Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Add honey and peanut butter and mix very well.

Spread out on parchment or silpat into a layer about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

Bake at 300F for 20-25 minutes, until it’s lightly browned around the edges. Allow to cool completely, break into chunks, store in airtight container.

Will last 1 week at room temperature or several months in the refrigerator.


When it comes to making granola you have lots of options. You can play around and see what’s right for you. Try replacing the raisins or cranberries with any other type of dried fruit, such as cherries, apricot pieces, or apples. Banana chips make a great addition to the mix, as do peanuts. Peanut butter chips make a great alternative to chocolate chips, especially if you like a salty/sweet granola (add up to 2 teaspoons of salt to your dry ingredients or sprinkle it over the top before baking). If you are going to just add more ingredients, rather than replace things, you may need to add more binder. Try an additional 1/4 cup of honey or peanut butter to make everything hold together. If you’re sensitive to peanuts, you can use all honey. If you would like a more decadent granola, try using nutella instead of peanut butter (though you may have to add an extra 3-5 minutes to the baking time). You can simply start with Husband Granola and work from there, playing with different combinations until you find the perfect granola for you.

You can score your granola sheet before baking with an offset spatula or a knife, making breaking it into servings or bars mush easier. I do this for my husband’s granola, but not for my own. I prefer to just break off a chunk and crumble it into my yogurt, while he likes to eat a measured square all on its own.

18 servings
Husband Granola: 150 calories per serving.
Wife Granola: 180 calories per serving.

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