StoneGable Granola

We are having a house full of family for the long weekend. Nothing thrills me more! I often say our home is more like a hotel! 
So I made granola to have for my snackers. It also makes a great breakfast when we need to eat something quick. Sweet and crunchy, this granola is a real energy booster!
StoneGable Granola:
6 cups of oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup coconut (flaked)
1/2 dark brown sugar ( I use a little more)
1/2 cup non flavored vegetable oil
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBS vanilla
1-2 cups assorted dried fruit (I use dried cherries)
1-2 cups of add-in (mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cereals)
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except dried fruit and add-ins in a large bowl. Mix well to coat evenly.  I omit the coconut, not all of us are fans. Distribute on 2 large rimmed baking sheets.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Turn every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely. 
Stir in dried fruit and add-ins. I put dried fruit and  add ins in individual bowls and let everyone make their own customized blends if we have it for breakfast.
Store in air tight container.



  1. says

    Bonjour Yvonne,
    Your Granola looks fabulous. Your family is so lucky to stay at your home with all these lovely recipes and sweet touches you create!
    Hope you received my email, if you’re like me I sometimes lose track of everything! Every week brings brings us a little closer to our goal…

  2. says

    I too love granola and yours sounds so good.. I sure am glad tomorrow is grocery day. I’ll be picking up the needed supplies.. thanks for sharing this with us..


  3. says

    Everything you do is so lovely. I just started blogging and my sister Joni at Red Courch Recipes turned me on to your sight. I was inspired by your daisy cupcakes and went out and found the Wilton Fondant cut outs. I am going to feature them on a post. Thanks for making life more beautiful and inspiring!

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne – Fabulous post! My granola recipe is almost the same :). You must have been reading my mind – I had been thinking of posting it, but decided to wait until the fall.

    As always, I love every single one of your photos! Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. says

    I am going to make this over the weekend for my daughter, who loves everything natural. And what a great gift this would make too.
    Love you, Yvonne.

  6. says

    I am on my way to the kichen to get a yogurt with some GRANOLA!!! Now I have a recipe to make my own….thanks! Sounds YUMMY!!!! Have a terrific weekend, your guests are VERY fortunate! XO, Pinky

  7. says

    Yvonne, I wish I had some right now! Delicious and pretty flowers, too.

    Happy Memorial Day to you and your loved ones, and thanks for the well wishes to Mr. Magpie. He just read them all and was touched.


    Sheila :-)

  8. says

    Your granola recipe looks great. I’ve been thinking I’m about due to make some more too! Would you be interested in linking up at my weekly meme Vegetarian Foodie Fridays at Breastfeeding Moms Unite!? I’d love to have you.

  9. says

    Oh thank you Yvonne. My husband eats granola EVERY MORNING with his yogurt and I’ve been looking for a healthier alternative to what is on the grocery shelves. I will definately give this a try.

    Good luck with all of your company! I know that “hotel” feeling!!!

    – The Tablescaper

  10. says

    I just had some granola yesterday in a parfait. I love it. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe–now I can make my own!

    PS–I love those peonies and daisies in the background :)

  11. says

    Oh yum! Do you happen to have an extra plate?

    I hope you’ll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

    I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

  12. says

    Yvonne~my guests all time favorite is my yogurt parfait with granola and seasonal (diced)fresh fruit.
    It is a staple at our breakfast table.
    I like your recipe option of fruit and added in the individual bowls.
    My hubby isn’t a fan of coconut either and would appreciate my setting it out as a suggestion to others.

    Sweet wishes,

  13. says

    Allô Yvonne,

    It looks as good as it must taste. What a great, easy and healthy recipe. i will try it. Thank you for sharing. I’m visiting from Sunday Favorites.


  14. says

    I am heading out to the store today and will get the things I need to make this. I’ll bet it smells delicious while baking.
    I have used this same template on my second, genealogy blog. I love it.

  15. says

    LOVE granola for breakfast, with thick Greek yogurt, and fresh berries; right now, Jersey blueberries fit the bill just perfectly.

    Wonderful recipe. I’ve never had the courage to make my own granola, but maybe I should give it a try.


  16. says

    Hi Yvonne…

    Oooh…your homemade granola looks delicious! I’ve been looking for a good recipe so thank you so much for sharing this with us today! I’m definitely going to try it! So happy to have you join us for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend…what a treat!!!

    I hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend, Yvonne!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  17. says

    I found you via the 3 pixies blog (Christy) but I think I was already following you… so I’m glad I found you again. This granola looks yummy, I grew up with home made granola and would love to try it since my kids and I eat TONS of Granola! I think I might add ‘flax’ to the recipe (and pumpkin seeds) since Pumpkin Flax is our current favorite! I’ll let you know how it turns out! Stop by my blog sometime when you get a chance – though I don’t have any holiday decor posted yet 😉


  18. Susan says

    This granola made me look like a rock star with my family! It’s perfect for mornings at the lake. I mixed cherries, cranberries and dates for my add-ins. Thanks!

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