Large-Batch Date and Nut Granola

Why such a large batch?  A family of five can eat and enjoy an astonishing amount of granola for breakfast.  Plus, what is granola but a perfect breakfast food, garnish, and everyday snack?


Quantity Unit Name Link Alternatives
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup agave nectar
¼ cup molasses
cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup nuts of choice
15 cups cups rolled oats
1 cup raw almonds, coarsely ground
1 cup raw walnuts or pecans, coarsely ground
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°F. Add the agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses, dates, and 1 cup of your preferred nuts to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the wet mixture to the oats, and then add the rest of the ingredients, mixing them together with a wooden spoon until the oats are covered with the mixture evenly on.
  3. Spread the mixture out evenly on multiple baking sheets, about 1⁄2-inch thick throughout. Bake in the oven for 8 hours, or until golden brown.

Prep Time: 8 hours
Serving Size: 30 servings
Jonathan Ewald

“If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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