4 cups old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
In a bowl mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey. Whisk in vanilla.
Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon; finish mixing by hand. Spread granola in a 15x10 inch baking pan.
Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Transfer granola-filled pan to a rack to cool completely. Stir in raisins or cranberries. Seal granola in an airtight container or self-sealing plastic bag. Store at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.
M REVIEW: A yummy addition to your breakfast or snack!
Jun 26, 2014
Autumn13 Member since: October 16, 2009 REVIEW: Homemade Granola is perfect for yogurt toppings and to toss in cereal! Better yet its easy to make. I think the brown sugar is what really brings out the flavor and I would add a touch more to it. You also have your choice of raisins or cranberries (or use a combo or tried other dried fruit like dried cherries)
Jun 23, 2014
lindasuep Member since: October 15, 2013 REVIEW: This homemade granola is a delicious way to eat healthy on the go! For a faster cooling time, put the granola pan in the refrigerator. I'd recommend using cranberries instead of raisins for the perfect balance of tart and sweet!
May 14, 2014
MtnBiker REVIEW: Super easy and delicious. I've been making this recipe for several years and have shared it with many people. All positive feedback. Goes great on yogurt, as a cereal or just a simple snack.
Nov 7, 2013
GeorgiaGirl Member since: June 18, 2011 REVIEW: Better than store bought!
Mar 17, 2013
Dp10 REVIEW: This is the 1st granola recipe I have made & I love it! So easy & fast & delicious! My husband is always looking for the 'perfect' granola & he said he's found it! I actually omit the brown sugar & add in about 1/2cup of sweetened coconut. I also add roasted pumpkin & sunflower seeds after it has finished baking.
Mar 9, 2013
Patti REVIEW: Awesome recipe! We replaced one cup of the raisins/cranberries and added a diced apple after the first 10 minutes of baking. We love it and will eat as a morning breakfast cereal with milk. Would like to add some flaxseed on our next batch!
Feb 1, 2013
Lulu REVIEW: Great recipe....then I played with it. I used honey and coconut oil, and my own candied walnuts as well! Really Yummo!
Jan 31, 2013
Kearny Kardinal REVIEW: Great basic granola recipe. As comments mention, it can be tweaked to suit different tastes. My only problem, if you want to call it a problem, is I thought it was a little too sweet. I'll cut down on the sugar next time. Thanks!
Jan 6, 2013
TxMommy REVIEW: So easy, my two year old helped make it. We added some cocoa powder to the mix and it was perfectly sweet without adding more sugar. New family fave.