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.
68 reviews Guest: Dp10
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.
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!
Great recipe....then I played with it. I used honey and coconut oil, and my own candied walnuts as well! Really Yummo!
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.
Guest: Granola Lover
As an avid granola eater, I can truly say that this is the best darn gronala I have ever made and tasted!! It was so easy to make and I really like how I already had all of the ingredients on hand to make it. I have two girls age 6 and 4 and they just can't get enough of it, which is okay because it is a very healthy snack. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.
Very yummy! I even cut back on the sugar a bit and it was the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spice.
Quite delicious! Not sure how long this batch will be around. It's just too good!
Love this!! Quick, easy and delicious. This granola disappears as fast as I can make it. To make it "chunkier", I slightly increase the amount of liquids added to the dry ingredients, then during the last 10 minutes I add the fruit and pat down the entire tray with the back of my cookie spatula. After it cools you are left with more nuggets of deliciousness.
Baked this for the first time and love it! I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and it turned out great! Will try with flax seed and dried coconut next time! Also, it smells amazing as it is baking, great way to make a house feel homey!
This granola is bar far the best I have tried. I do not post reviews but this one I couldn't pass the opportunity to say how great it is! This will be a staple in my house!
Wow oh wow! Followed this to the letter, aside from chopping my own almonds. Fantastic. Served this with fresh fruit and vanilla Greek yogurt instead of cheesecake and ice cream and it was a hit! Great flavor. Any ideas on making it clump more?
Delicious! I used walnuts instead because I didn't have almonds in the pantry. So so good! I tried a bite every 10 minutes when it was time to turn and mix. I agree with the other reviewers who said it was the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Can't wait to have this for cereal or in yogurt. Or just plain.
This is the best granola I've tasted so far. I followed the directions as written with the exception of adding a little more honey. The flavors are excellent and I like the hint of saltiness I taste. I will definitely make this again and again. As of right now, I don't want to eat another cereal again.
This recipe is absolutely delicious! My husband says it is the best cereal he has eaten...ever! It has the perfect balance of salty and sweet. The recipe is easy to add to... I added in some pepitas and flax seed. Love it!!!