Homemade granola recipe from Steeles Tavern Manor

Breakfast is delivered to the cabins at Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cabins. Your breakfast arrives complete with fruit and this wonderful granola – which also used in parfaits and fruit dishes in the main B&B. All the ingredients are purchased locally from The Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft, VA. granola2

The Cheese Shop offers bulk foods – that’s important when you’re making lots of homemade granola for guests or if you have a large family. Spices can be found at almost half the price of those in super markets. Gluten free products, old-fashioned candies, hard-to-find baking products, and jams & jellies are all on the shelves of the store and most can be purchased online. The Cheese and deli section of the store offer Amish-made Heini’s Swiss cheese and New Holland (PA) beef jerky. Heini’s and New Holland Meats, Inc are two companies that are centered in Amish regions of their respective states and value traditional methods of production while incorporating the latest technology for improvements of the foods delivered to The Cheese Shop. The variety at the store is just amazing!

Here is the recipe for Steeles Tavern Manor B&B’s homemade granola. All the ingredients are purchased at The Cheese Shop. Please note that Melissa makes A LOT at one time because the guests love it. You may want to cut the recipe for your home use.


Ingredients from The Cheese Shop


In a large stainless bowl, mix:

  • 5 lb bag oatmeal
  • 1 ½ cups toasted wheat germ
  • 2 cups (.6 lb) sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups (.6 lb) pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup cinnamon
  • 1 heaping cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey (heated a little so easier to stir)
    • 1 cup canola oil

Mix together. Spray 4 large cookie sheet or jelly roll sheets with PAM. Divide mixture into fours and spread on baking sheets. Bake each one 350 degrees for about 20 minutes (should be brown on top). Take 2 pans at a time and pour granola back into aluminum bowl. Mix granola and then place back in baking sheets – no need to spray pans again.   (Mixing allows for even baking).

Mixing the Granola

Mixing the Granola

1 large (14 oz) shredded coconut

Separate coconut into 4 parts. Take each part and sprinkle over baked granola. Bake until lightly brown, maybe another 10 minutes.

Place pan contents back into bowl and stir. Continue to add each pan of baked granola to the bowl and stir. Continue to stir every so often until cool.

Store cooled granola in gallon size ziplock bags – dividing the granola into 3 bags – store in the refrigerator.

You can add Cranraisins when serving the granola.

Enjoy this healthy recipe in parfaits, on ice cream, or as your morning cereal!




Bacchus supervises the process.

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