Uncle Jerry’s granola

Posted: October 13, 2013 in Recipes
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My uncle Jerry, AKA Gerald F. Brommer,  is a well-known watercolor artist whose sense of artistry also shines in his granola recipe which I’ve been enjoying for years.  It’s simple and delicious and I know he wouldn’t mind if I passed it on to you, too.  It also makes great Christmas gifts.   I have friends and family members who hope each year to find a gift bag of it in their basket or stocking.


Jerry’s Granola

7 c. whole oats
1 generous c. each sunflower seeds, cashews, chopped almonds, chopped pecans
1 c. honey
1 stick butter  (1/2 c.)

Bring honey and butter to a boil.  Combine everything else in a large bowl.  Pour honey & butter over the rest and mix well.  Divide into 2 11 X 16 pans.  Bake at 325 until nicely browned.  Watch and stir every 10 minutes or so.  If you want to add raisins or other fruit, add only for a few minutes in the oven or after you take the granola out.


  • I often use 8 or 9 cups of oats.
  • The recipe can be made vegan by using Earth Balance or a similar vegan butter but with no loss of taste.  If you’re a vegan who doesn’t eat honey, you’ll have to figure it out yourself.  🙂


  1. This looks so easy. I am going to and try make this. It looks like you have chopped the almonds by hand since they have not crumbled as they usually do when I use the food processor.

    • You can either chop them by hand, which isn’t difficult, or buy them already shopped. Almonds you’ll have to chop, sunflower seeds are fine as is, but sometimes you can find cashew pieces, which is easy and also usually cheaper. Pecans are easy to chop, too. Let me know how you like it. I just finished some with raspberries on top for breakfast. Yum!!


  2. Sounds Good. I’m going to try this.

  3. Wondering if I can’t use sesame oil or almond oil for butter/

  4. My wife makes her own gluten free granola. I love the stuff. Delicious and healthy.

  5. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Your uncle’s watercolors are beautiful, Janet!

    • Thanks very much, Robin. He started as an art teacher at a Lutheran school in LA and I went to school (in Nebraska) with people who’d had him for a teacher. As he got better and more well-known, he had to cut back on teaching and has been painting full time for many year now.


  6. eatongoing says:

    Delish! I’m going down to get all the ingredients today.

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