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Kitty_bio_new_2.jpgAfter the high-fat fright of the past few decades, granola got a bad rap. Atkins didn’t help any either. And while you can buy packaged granola that’s high in saturated fat and sugar, plenty are healthy (I won’t say low calorie). If you make your own, then controlling and understanding the fat and sugar content gets much, much easier.

Granola is the sort of food that’s so forgiving, so pantry friendly, so easy and gratifying to make that once your first batch goes into the oven, you’ll never be able to buy granola with a free conscience again.

As we lurch into the new year, plenty of folks, including myself, have vowed to live healthier, fitter and leaner in 2011. Virtue and good intentions are essential elements for self-improvement and granola, we thought, could help you along. It’s known as good hippie food for a reason: the nuts, the oats and sweet little dried fruit gems are fiber rich, nutritious foods. Michelle Fuerst, the doyenne of the Eatsy kitchen, recommends tossing in other grains such as rye flakes, flax seed, oat bran and barley for additional fiber. Honey and maple syrup are good stands-ins for refined sugar, she adds.

I like my granola with coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, almonds and sour cherries. Michelle likes currants and golden raisins, though many dried fruits get tossed into her regular granola making routine. Figs, if you haven’t tried them, are really good too. The best tasting granola is only faintly sweet. Mainly it’s crunchy and nutty, robust and round in flavor, crisp and varied in texture. You know when you’ve made a good batch because, well, your hand will constantly be reaching for another fistful. But, that’s the behavior of 2010. In 2011, it’s all about portion control.

Granola Recipe 1.0
Yield: About 7 cups

This recipe is just a starting point. Granola is one of the most adaptable foods you can make. Use up the oats you have, if you’re low on those stir in extra nuts, seeds, or other fiber flakes. If you’re low on honey or maple syrup, do as Michelle does when in a pinch and make use of the jam jars in your fridge. The important thing to keep in mind is to add enough oil so the dried ingredients crisp. I like olive oil (after all I’m part Portuguese) and Michelle, a more sensible cook, likes coconut oil. Tweak to your liking.

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats or equivalent measurement with oat bran, barley and flax seed mixed in
1 cups raw almonds or pecans, roughly chopped
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup coconut flakes
3/4 cup honey or maple syrup
3/4 to 1 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped dried cherries, currants, yellow raisins or a mix of all three

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the oats, nuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, maple syrup or honey, oil, salt and cinnamon together. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and well toasted.

2. Transfer granola to a large bowl and add the dried fruit, tossing to combine.

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Photo: Maple Spice Granola from larissalmarks

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy says:

    Yum! Thanks! Can't wait to try out the recipe!

    4 years ago

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage says:

    Mmmm, sounds so good! Thanks, I love trying new recipes!

    4 years ago

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I can hardly wait to make it!

    4 years ago

  • Floofies

    Floofies says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I was just about to make a batch of cookies since I was craving something sweet, but this is a much heathier option and looks just as delicious! I'm excited to try it out :)

    4 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    Sounds so good! Yum!!! Will be trying this one for sure!

    4 years ago

  • necklush

    necklush says:

    not fair, haven't eaten yet today! going to try this out, thanks for the post:) yummy with yogurt!

    4 years ago

  • rebrewedcreations

    rebrewedcreations says:

    I am a granola fiend and am going to toss this recipe together as soon as I get home tonight!

    4 years ago

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads says:

    looks delicious!

    4 years ago

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions says:

    I'm so hungry now! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin says:

    I'm in granola HEAVEN! Thank you so much for the diy recipe--but most likely I'll just be purchasing one of the above sellers' items!

    4 years ago

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna says:

    we are big granola eaters here and always love to try a new variety - thanks!

    4 years ago

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie says:

    Yum yum Kitty! Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught says:

    Cool I will make this for my boss!

    4 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Great way to use up my oatmeal. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • sewZinski

    sewZinski says:

    Yummy! I've always wanted to try making my own. This looks good.

    4 years ago

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions says:

    Yum! Can't wait to try it!

    4 years ago

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams says:

    Oh, yum! Thanks for the recipe!

    4 years ago

  • trinityrocks

    trinityrocks says:

    Wicked!

    4 years ago

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage says:

    i can't wait to try this recipe! thanks!!!

    4 years ago

  • amberike

    amberike says:

    Sweet cant't wait to try and add cranberries! What's the caolorie intake anyone,,anyone???

    4 years ago

  • amberike

    amberike says:

    Calories?

    4 years ago

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters says:

    looks health. looks delicious.

    4 years ago

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs says:

    Looks so delicious ... now if only we could figure out how to make it into a granola BAR!

    4 years ago

  • dinosaurdrygoods

    dinosaurdrygoods says:

    been making my own granola for years...looks like a great recipe...make as much at one time as your oven will hold!

    4 years ago

  • SonasCandles

    SonasCandles says:

    Thanks for the informative article & recipe.

    4 years ago

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality says:

    Yumm! I'm actually eating granola right now!

    4 years ago

  • pamwares

    pamwares says:

    love love love granola. the homemade stuff is even better!

    4 years ago

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit says:

    Oh that looks sooooo GOOD!!!!

    4 years ago

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt says:

    i am ALWAYS looking for a good granola ..thanks ..great photos!!

    4 years ago

  • aynart

    aynart says:

    looks wonderful! will definitely try it!

    4 years ago

  • MJSGems

    MJSGems says:

    Sounds Delicious! will have to try it

    4 years ago

  • ShopMarigold

    ShopMarigold says:

    thank you for the recipe. we are serious granola freaks in this house. I made my very first batch of homemade granola in '03, and from then on have had to try new a new granola recipe each month. the photos are lovely too! inspiring indeed. off to make my monthly batch with this new recipe :)

    4 years ago

  • aedrieloriginals

    aedrieloriginals says:

    Oh yum! I can't wait to make this! Thanks for the recipe.

    4 years ago

  • MagicalPonyFarm

    MagicalPonyFarm says:

    I've been meaning to make granola for months now! This is great and just gave me the extra motivation to go do it! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns says:

    This sounds so good!!!! I love to add it to yogurt so yummy! Can't wait to make this, Thanks!!!

    4 years ago

  • makery

    makery says:

    I bet this smells so good while it's baking :)

    4 years ago

  • vKnit

    vKnit says:

    yum yum!! thanks for the recipe! xox

    4 years ago

  • sarahndipities

    sarahndipities says:

    That look fantastic! Can't wait to make some of my own to nosh on! Thanks for sharing!!

    4 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    wow looks beautiful, i've never had home made granola before!

    4 years ago

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope says:

    Yum!

    4 years ago

  • bedouin

    bedouin says:

    fantastic! and this is why I love my etsy! thanks for sharing

    4 years ago

  • ethnocity

    ethnocity says:

    yummyyy..

    4 years ago

  • Gamut

    Gamut says:

    If it is something to eat-I'm there. Oats are close to and good for my heart. Also an anti-depressive. Food goes in here...

    4 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    O my....I luv granola & can't wait to try out this recipe....thank u soooooo much!

    4 years ago

  • pineappleaisle

    pineappleaisle says:

    Great, will certainly try the recipe! It's time to eat healthy!

    4 years ago

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe!! Can't wait to try it!

    4 years ago

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap says:

    we are full on granola loving (former)hippies here!

    4 years ago

  • tgbbi

    tgbbi says:

    Love your recipe. It will be added to my favorite. Hope you like my organic, botanical, natural & vegan gift baskets to. Let's stay in touch. http://thegiftbasketboutique.com

    4 years ago

  • Floreal

    Floreal says:

    Yummo!!

    4 years ago

  • TuscaloosaRoad

    TuscaloosaRoad says:

    Thanks for clarifying the "part Portuguese" and cooking with olive oil connection, Kitty! This recipe looks scrumptious!

    4 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    mmmm, I love Eatsy! Thanks so much, I'm gonna try this!

    4 years ago

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz says:

    Kitty, thanks for sharing the recipe, it sounds wonderful and I can't wait to try it! Here's to a healthier New Year!

    4 years ago

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts says:

    Yum, going to try this.

    4 years ago

  • myneedlehabit

    myneedlehabit says:

    Wow...this is almost exactly how I've been making my granola for the past 3 years. But baking for 45 minutes? Sounds like way too long to me! I would just go by your favorite "golden brown color", which takes about 20 minutes in my oven. ;-)

    4 years ago

  • MandyMcDee

    MandyMcDee says:

    Looks delicious!

    4 years ago

  • LoveTheBaby

    LoveTheBaby says:

    I'm inspired! I'm making granola when I get home today!

    4 years ago

  • FishInTheAtticStudio

    FishInTheAtticStudio says:

    I've been making Alton Brown's recipe(Good Eats/Food Network) since the fall and I've actually lost a few pounds. I replaced chocolate chip cookies with the granola and I feel so much better! He cooks it at 250F for 1hr 15m, slow but perfect!

    4 years ago

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage says:

    I love granola... Can't always stop myself. Thanks for the recipe. I am always willing to make more....and more...

    4 years ago

  • gatelinesalsa

    gatelinesalsa says:

    Can't wait to try this!!! Yummy!

    4 years ago

  • greatestfriend

    greatestfriend says:

    you can try these ingredients raw too, omit the honey and oil, the dried fruit sweetens it up plenty, and the rawness retains all the nutritional benefits. add yoghurt, fresh fruit... just as yum and full(er) o'power!

    4 years ago

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Looks like I'll be in the kitchen today with my chidren making. Fun!!

    4 years ago

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth says:

    Wonderful! I love granola (big fan of Nature's Path varieties), but making my own sounds like fun :)

    4 years ago

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop says:

    anything with dried cherries gets my vote! Thank you for the recipe!!!

    4 years ago

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu says:

    Nice! I love granola with cranberries. Can't wait to try out the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • studiorandom

    studiorandom says:

    I live for the day when people stop dispensing dietary advice on Etsy. I have trouble making enough vitamin A from beta carotene, so I can't be vegan. My blood sugar would skyrocket if I relied on granola for energy. And dietary fat is NOT bad for you. Vegetable and seed oils are unhealthy, but the animal fats and tropical oils have gotten a bad rap for no scientific reason whatsoever. I'm a lot saner and healthier since I stopped being scared of butter, lard, and coconut oil. (Lard is mostly monounsaturated fat--kinda like olive oil is--by the way.) I should put out a zine... I figure it's fair game, everybody else wants to be an online nutritionist so why not me. *sigh*

    4 years ago

  • JLaneDesigns

    JLaneDesigns says:

    Thanks for the recipe! It sounds so good! I love granola and I'm always trying to make heathier options at our house. I love the fact that it dosn't include peanuts. I think they over use it in comercial varieties along with adding chocolate chips. Wonderful Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • compostthis

    compostthis says:

    yum yum!

    4 years ago

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels says:

    Very delicious article, Thanks <3

    4 years ago

  • elsewares

    elsewares says:

    granola is fantastic! I made a whole lot for christmas presents, Similar recipe, if you squish it down into a baking dish with a piece of baking paper on top, then bake it, then slice it into bars, and bake it again for a little while...home made muslie/granola bars.

    4 years ago

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims says:

    Awesome..can't wait to make this...thanks

    4 years ago

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims says:

    Awesome..can't wait to make this...thanks

    4 years ago

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou says:

    looks delicious!!!!

    4 years ago

  • NoranekoAlley

    NoranekoAlley says:

    Great recipe! I've got to try it out sometime. Dried persimmons are great to throw in too, they're very similar to figs in texture but a little less sweet.

    4 years ago

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns says:

    I love granola. Can't wait to try this!

    4 years ago

  • FlourishCafe

    FlourishCafe says:

    Ooh, looks delicious!

    4 years ago

  • FatCatCrafts

    FatCatCrafts says:

    Yummy! Can't wait to try. Thanks for posting!

    4 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    I am making this TODAY!!! YUMMMMM! Heidi

    4 years ago

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop says:

    That stuff looks amazing, right up my alley! thank you.

    4 years ago

  • TLCinspirations

    TLCinspirations says:

    I LOVE granola...and I think if you eat it in moderation, you're fine. It is normally high fat, but just eat a low-fat meal during the day and then you can have your granola as a snack. Mine would definitely have to include coconut...tropical granola, here I come! Thanks for the recipe :)

    4 years ago

  • magiebelle

    magiebelle says:

    Yay for Granola! I discovered I love it with Greek Yogurt and honey and then you can add all kinds of good stuff like ground flax seed and wheat germ and millet and fresh berries

    4 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    YUM! I love granola and even order it when I go out for brunch. Will def try this recipe.

    4 years ago

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns says:

    Yum! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • handbagsworkroom

    handbagsworkroom says:

    Yum. I love eating!

    4 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 says:

    granola goes good with bacon

    4 years ago

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 says:

    Thanks so much, can't wait to try it :)

    4 years ago

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Its nice when people share and say nice things.

    4 years ago

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose says:

    A friend of mine gave me some of her delicious homemade granola a few months ago and I keep telling myself I'm going to make some. In fact I told myself like 5 times already today but didn't feel like looking through my books for the recipe! Thanks etsy!

    4 years ago

  • fairyladyglass

    fairyladyglass says:

    Did know I wanted to make it until now. Now I just need to get my yogurt maker going!

    4 years ago

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses says:

    Granola is great! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I always used soybean oil & sunflower seeds as a low cost substitute for almonds. Coconut oil is rather heavy and super high fat, not so good for the arteries. So many ways to adapt this versatile staple.

    4 years ago

  • positiveflow

    positiveflow says:

    Yum, Cranberries and anything! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • AmandasNaturals

    AmandasNaturals says:

    Yummy Yummy, that looks delicious!!!

    4 years ago

  • RetroReborn

    RetroReborn says:

    YUM! I have never made homemade granola, but i might have to try this recipe!

    4 years ago

  • abelabodycare

    abelabodycare says:

    Had to print this one out! Great article, and great picks!

    4 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    amberike- If you find a calorie chart, just figure out how many calories are in each item, add them together and divide by however many portions you'll get out of this recipe. This recipe looks to be 6-7 cups maybe.

    4 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth says:

    Wonderful, actually, I've been wanting to buy some granola... heading over now! :) ♡

    4 years ago

  • LaBellaTerra

    LaBellaTerra says:

    yummmmmmmm!

    4 years ago

  • tootsytwo

    tootsytwo says:

    Wonderful and yummy recipe! Can't wait to try it ... dried cranberries would be a delicious addition!

    4 years ago

  • theearlygirl

    theearlygirl says:

    I love granola. Thanks for renewed permission to enjoy it with gusto...

    4 years ago

  • BubbleGumAndButtons

    BubbleGumAndButtons says:

    You know it's funny I never thought of making my own granola, and to think it is as simple as that. I can't wait to try it out, minus the pumpkin seeds. Maybe I'll double the coconut to make up for it!! Thanks for the Recipe

    4 years ago

  • Izzoinked

    Izzoinked says:

    Granola and greek yogurt rocks!!!!!

    4 years ago

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie says:

    Great easy recipe! Can't wait to try it!!! xo

    4 years ago

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow says:

    Wow....Yummy! Looks delicious! Adding those ingredients to my grocery list as we speak. :-)

    4 years ago

  • ohbuckets

    ohbuckets says:

    we love to dip bananas into (natural) peanut butter and then into homemade granola - great breakfast or snack!

    4 years ago

  • gingerjewelrydesign

    gingerjewelrydesign says:

    A great way to make a tasty granola even healthier is to cut out the oil. Non-sweetened apple sauce can be used as a substitute! I do this all the time and have been told by lots of people it's the best they have ever had. Another tip is to bake for only 15 so the granola is still soft when it comes out and then hardens while it cools...still crunchy, but not rock hard!

    4 years ago

  • steffprose

    steffprose says:

    I nearly had to be picked up off the floor after seeing your article as I have been debating putting my granola on Etsy. I was going in to post it when I saw your blog. I posted it anyway knowing that someone might just want it ready to go. Also, I make some unique flavors, like Chocolate Chai, so why not give it a try. Thanks for highlighting such a healthy, tasty treat!

    4 years ago

  • JulyDesignsJewelry

    JulyDesignsJewelry says:

    I love me some granola. Can't wait to try your recipe!

    4 years ago

  • beadstylin

    beadstylin says:

    Yum--one of our favorites around here! We add cinnamon to ours. Smells wonderful when baking.

    4 years ago

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry says:

    Thanks for the recipe!

    4 years ago

  • MARRHOADES

    MARRHOADES says:

    I love granola and this sounds like a wonderful recipe; can't wait to try it.

    4 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Yummy I will definitely try Thank you :)

    4 years ago

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 says:

    Thank-you for the recipe, love to have this to munch on!

    4 years ago

  • HappyBugDesigns

    HappyBugDesigns says:

    I just made my first batch last week, very similar to your recipe. But, I decided to use cocoa roasted almonds - they are slightly dusted with dark cocoa powder. Just what the chocoholic needed without being unhealthy!

    4 years ago

  • Morado

    Morado says:

    I've seen a lot of granola recipes online and you've finally convinced me to try making my own :o)

    4 years ago

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns says:

    I agree, granola is "...pantry friendly"! I'm putting the recipe together now. Thanks so much!!!

    4 years ago

  • LoveBeachDays

    LoveBeachDays says:

    Sounds to good not to make it! I can't wait to try it out thanks :)

    4 years ago

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery says:

    I am going to make some today to have with my homemade yogurt!! YUM :) Thanks so much!!!

    4 years ago

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga says:

    Yum! Sounds delicious and healthy! Thanks

    4 years ago

  • SusanStudio

    SusanStudio says:

    never even thought of making my own. thank you!!

    4 years ago

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm says:

    I had no idea Etsy had food items too! what a great idea- I have so much to learn about this site!

    4 years ago

  • jonscreations

    jonscreations says:

    I love homemade granola...I had a great recipe for it but lost it when my kitchen was remodled...my box of recipes were misplaced...can't wait to try this one...thank you.

    4 years ago

  • frenchlanguage

    frenchlanguage says:

    We should have a daily recipe on Etsy.. I can't wait to try this one out!

    4 years ago

  • zJayne

    zJayne says:

    I love earlybirdcafe's granola...I am such a repeat buyer there! I have to hide it to have some for myself! (homemade is the only way to go, great feature of shops making homemade)

    4 years ago

  • galstudio

    galstudio says:

    Thanks for an energizing advice!

    4 years ago

  • earlybirdcafe

    earlybirdcafe says:

    Thank you for including my granola! Thanks Jane for the shout out!!!

    4 years ago

  • Katexpressions

    Katexpressions says:

    We love granola and make it weekly. Another alternative oil is Canola oil (what we use) and we spray our pans with olive oil spray when baking it. Instead of doing layers, we bake it in baking dishes, which is thicker and makes it more soft and chewy instead of crisp, if you want something a little different. Thanks for the recipe and the encouragement toward healthy eating!

    4 years ago

  • helloheartdesigns

    helloheartdesigns says:

    I LOVE to make granola...and I devoured it while nursing both kids for some reason, lol:) But what a great idea to put in a pretty jar and give as a gift!

    4 years ago

  • helloheartdesigns

    helloheartdesigns says:

    I LOVE to make granola...and I devoured it while nursing both kids for some reason, lol:) But what a great idea to put in a pretty jar and give as a gift!

    4 years ago

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! We received one similar to this from a woman we WWOOFed for in New Zealand and think of Jess each morning as we eat our own homemade muesli granola :)

    4 years ago

  • KnotChaCha

    KnotChaCha says:

    I love granola and didn't know there was such a great selection on Etsy! Cool!

    4 years ago

  • rosiesbest

    rosiesbest says:

    thank you for adding a link to my listing! Some wonderful granola lovers found my shop thanks to it. Cheers!

    4 years ago

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna says:

    Looks yummy! And better, easy to make. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • nkimmerle

    nkimmerle says:

    Sounds delicious! I have such a sweet tooth and I have been searching for healthy alternatives to candy and cookies. I think this just might do the trick!

    4 years ago

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky says:

    Mmmmmmm going to try this soon

    4 years ago

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons says:

    Oh yum- looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe

    4 years ago

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice says:

    I just got TONS of oatmeal from an aunt who buys oatmeal in bulk (like 25 pounds)... I'm going to make some granola b/c I haven't for way too long.

    4 years ago

  • GoodOldDaysTreasures

    GoodOldDaysTreasures says:

    Can't wait to try it!

    4 years ago

  • rbais

    rbais says:

    drooled on my keyboard reading the recipe. (not literally). still i'm all about he granola and will totally give this one a try.

    4 years ago

  • DiannasDivineDesigns

    DiannasDivineDesigns says:

    thank you for sharing

    4 years ago

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore says:

    Sounds appetizing! Will definetely try this recipe. I love granola, and I love making things myself as much as possible, so Thank you! :)

    4 years ago

  • Jonesing4Jewelry

    Jonesing4Jewelry says:

    Looking forward to trying this recipe. I have shared it with my facebook friends.

    4 years ago

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop says:

    Sounds divine! Thank-you.

    4 years ago

  • Poshwashsoap

    Poshwashsoap says:

    I made this recipe this morning, and it got way too brown at the 325 temp, halfway through, and when finished it didn't seem to make 9 cups. I counted up the ingredients, and it seems like it may be shy about 2 1/2 cups of oats or misc grains? The finished product was awfully oily, and I used the lower amount of oil (3/4C). I will try again, making those changes, because it did taste good! :~)

    4 years ago

  • forman

    forman says:

    This looks delicious! I have all these ingredients - I'm off to make it right now! Yummy!

    4 years ago

  • WindowsOfAgate

    WindowsOfAgate says:

    I just made this today. It's delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate says:

    This is so good, I sent it to many friends. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • Paper2Roses

    Paper2Roses says:

    Great informative article, and thanks so much for the recipe. Its on this weeks todo list, just need to go shopping now! LOOKS so yummy! A HUG for sharing it!

    4 years ago

  • andralynn

    andralynn says:

    That granola looks AWESOME! I am going to make it this week. It'll be a perfect chilly weather treat.

    4 years ago

  • KimBalee9

    KimBalee9 says:

    Thanks I will sharing this story to my friends.

    4 years ago

  • TheKnottyDaughters

    TheKnottyDaughters says:

    I will definitely make this for myself and friends. My Knotty Daughters apron will keep my nice and clean as well :)

    4 years ago

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere says:

    Wonderful!

    4 years ago

  • ancientwinds

    ancientwinds says:

    I love this!!

    4 years ago

  • camilita

    camilita says:

    Granola is one of my favorite comfort foods. Thanks for sharing! :)

    4 years ago

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings says:

    I recommend putting the oil and honey together and heating them first before adding to the dry mixture. It is easier to mix in that way. I have a similar recipe that I made today!

    4 years ago

  • InspirationsbyMelani

    InspirationsbyMelani says:

    Your granola look like it would be great. Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • strawberrycouture

    strawberrycouture says:

    Now that's healthy snaking!!!

    4 years ago

  • strawberrycouture

    strawberrycouture says:

    Now that's healthy snacking!!!

    4 years ago

  • HarmlessColor

    HarmlessColor says:

    I have been making so much granola lately! Such a good winter food.

    4 years ago

  • PomMagic

    PomMagic says:

    Love granola:) is so good and healthy I'm going to fix some soon

    4 years ago

  • arlenena

    arlenena says:

    Yummy! Going to make it this afternoon.....

    4 years ago

  • MarkoTiles

    MarkoTiles says:

    Thanks for sharing. Your such a wonderful person. I love granola. I buy Cascadian Farm Organic Fruit & Nut Granola Cereal, but I think it would be nice to make my own. Peace be with you.

    4 years ago

  • HelloSprout

    HelloSprout says:

    Great tips! I also add vanilla or almond extract when making granola, it adds a little extra taste without adding calories.

    4 years ago

  • bib4brides

    bib4brides says:

    I discovered this recipe about 6 months ago and I love to change it up with different nuts and or dried fruits. I lost almost 30 pounds last Spring and this is my favorite go-to snack. You are so right, I will NEVER buy granola again.

    4 years ago

  • melaniefavreau

    melaniefavreau says:

    Best granola EVER! :D

    4 years ago

  • chriskoskidesigns

    chriskoskidesigns says:

    Thanks for sharing ~ excited to make a batch! :-)

    4 years ago

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I was looking for one that didn't use sugar and this fits the bill. I made it yesterday and it was the first granola I have ever made. It is lovely. I didn't have all the ingredients (!) and used dessicated coconut because that is all the shop had, and unsugared muesli becuase I had that. Cooked on Gas Mark 3. Yummy and my 7 year old things so too.

    4 years ago

  • Kazjiadoll

    Kazjiadoll says:

    How generous of you to share your granola recipe. Thank you. I was thinking as I was reading - what a lovely Christmas gift (or any holiday) this would be. Delicious homemade granola in a glass jar, or a tin tied with ribbon and seasonal decorations. I love it.

    3 years ago

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 says:

    I sometimes eat the Kashi cereals and save the bottom parts at the end to mix in to granola. It adds just the right flavor to the mix. Nice article! Thanks very much for the recipe. I'll give it a try.

    3 years ago

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie says:

    Thanks so much for your granola recipe! I cannot wait to try this out! Sounds de-lish! Great article!

    3 years ago

  • ganmaandy

    ganmaandy says:

    Thanks bunches!!!!

    3 years ago

  • Lilywinkel

    Lilywinkel says:

    Mmmm. I've been making my own granola for years, but I'm always looking for new recipes that will tweak the flavor just a bit! Thanks! ~Annie

    3 years ago

  • CatherinesUnique

    CatherinesUnique says:

    Thanks for a great healthy recipe!! Can't wait to try it!

    3 years ago

  • bjhissong

    bjhissong says:

    To make it Gluten Free: omit the barley and buy Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats. I mix my oils with the same amount of water and pour over the dry mix... makes the oats more easily digested. I also line my baking pan with parchment paper... otherwise it will stick too much and you'll end up scraping it off the bottom. This is a staple in our home!

    3 years ago

  • JoyBelleJewelry

    JoyBelleJewelry says:

    40 minutes was long enough for me to bake - started to get really dark and almost burned. Too hot to taste test just yet!

    3 years ago

  • coleyclothing

    coleyclothing says:

    I make my granola in a crock pot. It takes a bit longer (3 hours on high) but it won't burn as quickly. You just need to stir occasionally.

    3 years ago

  • tiffaniek5

    Erik and Tiffanie from TheGreatGranolaBar says:

    Check out our granola bars at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGreatGranolaBar

    351 days ago