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Homemade Granola

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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   7 cups


recipe id: 32299

Homemade Granola Recipe
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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.


310 calories, 14 grams fat, 43 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams protein per half cup. This recipe is low in sodium.
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Member since: June 18, 2011
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Better than store bought!

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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.

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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!

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Great recipe....then I played with it. I used honey and coconut oil, and my own candied walnuts as well! Really Yummo!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Very yummy! I even cut back on the sugar a bit and it was the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spice.

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Quite delicious! Not sure how long this batch will be around. It's just too good!

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Member since: December 18, 2012
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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.

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