Camp Beckwith Granola

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 14 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 25 mins

A nutty, slightly sweet cereal worth getting out of bed for.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

This is a breakfast staple at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Ala., each morning.


3 cups uncooked oats (old-fashioned, not quick)
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup sunflower seed kernels
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup roughly chopped dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, sesame seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  2. Melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in maple syrup. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour sugar mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine. Spread evenly on a greased baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring 3 times during baking. Cool. Stir in dried fruit.

Recipe courtesy of Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, Ala.



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