My Favorite Granola Recipe


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This delicious granola recipe is not only bursting with flavor but also one of the healthiest granolas around. The nuts and seeds are made into what is considered living food, by soaking them first and then drying them at a low temperature. I have included some variations with some of my favorite ways of making this. Follow me through this as I take you on a delicious journey making raw granola! 


My Favorite Raw Granola Recipe

The recipe makes lots but if you have a large dehydrator you may wish to double the recipe. It is guaranteed to get eaten quickly.


1 cup Almonds – pre-soaked and drained
1 cup Walnuts – pre-soaked and drained
2 cup Pecans – pre-soaked and drained
1 cup Sunflower Seeds – pre-soaked and drained
2 Apples
1 Banana
½ cup Raisins

1 cup Dates
1/3 cup Water
½ cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Salt


Blend sauce ingredients in blender and set aside. Process the nuts and sunflower seeds in food processor until they are in small pieces. Remove to a large bowl. Process apples, banana and raisins together until coarsely chopped and chunky and add to bowl.  Add the ground flax and sauce to the rest of granola ingredients in bowl and mix together until well combined.

Spread out onto Teflex sheets approximately ¼” thick. Dehydrate 4-6 hours at 115 degrees, then flip onto mesh screen and continue dehydrating for 10-12 hours. Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container. This will keep well for several weeks. To keep fresh for longer, store the granola in the refrigerator.


Granola Variations

Sometimes it is nice to have different flavors of granola and here are some of my favorites. I make the Deluxe Granola in the video below.

Forest Burst – Add ½ cup dried Cranberries and 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
Hola Granola – Add ½ chopped Pineapple and ½ cup shredded Coconut
Deluxe Granola – Add ½ cup Coconut, ½ cup Cranberries, ½ cup Pineapple, 1 Tbsp Cinnamon and 1 Tbsp Orange Zest


Prep: Soaking Nuts and Seeds to make Granola


How to make Raw Granola


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Assemble ingredients

Granola ingredients

These are the rest of the ingredients to make the Deluxe Granola version.

Granola Deluxe ingredients

Put all of the sauce ingredients in the blender and blend. I added some of the sunflower seeds (about a quarter to a third of what I had soaked) to make it a thicker paste.

Granola sauce in blender

Chop the nuts and seeds and then put in a bowl. I used a food processor and chopped the almonds first and then chopped the pecans, walnuts and sunflower seeds all together.

Granola  chopped nuts and seeds

Chop apples, banana and add them to bowl with raisins. The banana may have been nicer chopped with a knife, but I took the quicker method and processed it.

Granola  chopped ingredients

Add any extra ingredients.

Pour in the sauce and stir it all well.


Spread onto teflex sheets. Keep it chunky so it will break up easily into pieces.

Granola on teflex

Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8-12 hours and then flip onto a mesh screen and continue dehydrating for 8-12 more hours until dry. Take out and break up into clumps and store in a container or zip lock bags. Will keep well for about a month. If you are storing for more than a few weeks, store in the fridge.


Eat as is dry as a snack or in a bowl with banana, berries and or almond milk. It’s delicious however you serve it!

Granola with banana and almond milk in bowl





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  • Missy

    I thought maple syrup had been boiled to make it sweet. I don’t think it comes out of the tree naturally that sweet.

  • Cheryl Carter

    Hi Robin, In the instructions for making the granola you mention flaxseed but the recipe ingredients doesn’t say how much. Could you let me know please?

    • Hi Cheryl, I must have meant to write sunflower seeds. You are right, there are no flaxseeds in this recipe.

      • Cheryl Carter

        Thanks Robin for your reply. I have jsut finished making the recipe and I added a small amount to the mix anyway!! Tastes wonderful, have not had it for breakfast yet though.