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Eatsy: Granola With a Free Conscience

Jan 12, 2011

by kittykatherine

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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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175 comments

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 6 years ago

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

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage said 6 years ago

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

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 6 years ago

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

  • Floofies

    Floofies said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

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

  • necklush

    necklush said 6 years ago

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

  • rebrewedcreations

    rebrewedcreations said 6 years ago

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

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 6 years ago

    looks delicious!

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 6 years ago

    I'm so hungry now! Thanks for sharing!

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin said 6 years ago

    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!

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna said 6 years ago

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

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Yum yum Kitty! Thanks.

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 6 years ago

    Cool I will make this for my boss!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Great way to use up my oatmeal. Thanks!

  • sewZinski

    sewZinski said 6 years ago

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

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Yum! Can't wait to try it!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 6 years ago

    Oh, yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  • trinityrocks

    trinityrocks said 6 years ago

    Wicked!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

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

  • amberike

    amberike said 6 years ago

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

  • amberike

    amberike said 6 years ago

    Calories?

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 6 years ago

    looks health. looks delicious.

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 6 years ago

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

  • dinosaurdrygoods

    dinosaurdrygoods said 6 years ago

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

  • SonasCandles

    SonasCandles said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the informative article & recipe.

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 6 years ago

    Yumm! I'm actually eating granola right now!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

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

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Oh that looks sooooo GOOD!!!!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 6 years ago

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

  • aynart

    aynart said 6 years ago

    looks wonderful! will definitely try it!

  • MJSGems

    MJSGems said 6 years ago

    Sounds Delicious! will have to try it

  • ShopMarigold

    ShopMarigold said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • aedrieloriginals

    aedrieloriginals said 6 years ago

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

  • MagicalPonyFarm

    MagicalPonyFarm said 6 years ago

    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!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • makery

    makery said 6 years ago

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

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    yum yum!! thanks for the recipe! xox

  • sarahndipities

    sarahndipities said 6 years ago

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

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

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

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope said 6 years ago

    Yum!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

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

  • ethnocity

    ethnocity said 6 years ago

    yummyyy..

  • Gamut

    Gamut said 6 years ago

    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...

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

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

  • pineappleaisle

    pineappleaisle said 6 years ago

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

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 6 years ago

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

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 6 years ago

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

  • tgbbi

    tgbbi said 6 years ago

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  • Floreal

    Floreal said 6 years ago

    Yummo!!

  • TuscaloosaRoad

    TuscaloosaRoad said 6 years ago

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

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

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

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz said 6 years ago

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

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Yum, going to try this.

  • myneedlehabit

    myneedlehabit said 6 years ago

    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. ;-)

  • MandyMcDee

    MandyMcDee said 6 years ago

    Looks delicious!

  • LoveTheBaby

    LoveTheBaby said 6 years ago

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

  • FishInTheAtticStudio

    FishInTheAtticStudio said 6 years ago

    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!

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

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

  • gatelinesalsa

    gatelinesalsa said 6 years ago

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

  • greatestfriend

    greatestfriend said 6 years ago

    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!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

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

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

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

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 6 years ago

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

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

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

  • studiorandom

    studiorandom said 6 years ago

    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*

  • JLaneDesigns

    JLaneDesigns said 6 years ago

    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.

  • compostthis

    compostthis said 6 years ago

    yum yum!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Very delicious article, Thanks <3

  • elsewares

    elsewares said 6 years ago

    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.

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims said 6 years ago

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

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims said 6 years ago

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

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 6 years ago

    looks delicious!!!!

  • NoranekoAlley

    NoranekoAlley said 6 years ago

    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.

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • FlourishCafe

    FlourishCafe said 6 years ago

    Ooh, looks delicious!

  • FatCatCrafts

    FatCatCrafts said 6 years ago

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

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 6 years ago

    I am making this TODAY!!! YUMMMMM! Heidi

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

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

  • TLCinspirations

    TLCinspirations said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • magiebelle

    magiebelle said 6 years ago

    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

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

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

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 6 years ago

    Yum! Thank you!

  • handbagsworkroom

    handbagsworkroom said 6 years ago

    Yum. I love eating!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    granola goes good with bacon

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 said 6 years ago

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

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

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

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose said 6 years ago

    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!

  • fairyladyglass

    fairyladyglass said 6 years ago

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

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 6 years ago

    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.

  • positiveflow

    positiveflow said 6 years ago

    Yum, Cranberries and anything! Thanks for sharing!

  • AmandasNaturals

    AmandasNaturals said 6 years ago

    Yummy Yummy, that looks delicious!!!

  • RetroReborn

    RetroReborn said 6 years ago

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

  • abelabodycare

    abelabodycare said 6 years ago

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

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    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.

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

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

  • LaBellaTerra

    LaBellaTerra said 6 years ago

    yummmmmmmm!

  • tootsytwo

    tootsytwo said 6 years ago

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

  • theearlygirl

    theearlygirl said 6 years ago

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

  • BubbleGumAndButtons

    BubbleGumAndButtons said 6 years ago

    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

  • Izzoinked

    Izzoinked said 6 years ago

    Granola and greek yogurt rocks!!!!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

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

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 6 years ago

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

  • ohbuckets

    ohbuckets said 6 years ago

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

  • gingerjewelrydesign

    gingerjewelrydesign said 6 years ago

    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!

  • steffprose

    steffprose said 6 years ago

    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!

  • JulyDesignsJewelry

    JulyDesignsJewelry said 6 years ago

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

  • beadstylin

    beadstylin said 6 years ago

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

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • MARRHOADES

    MARRHOADES said 6 years ago

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

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Yummy I will definitely try Thank you :)

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

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

  • HappyBugDesigns

    HappyBugDesigns said 6 years ago

    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!

  • Morado

    Morado said 6 years ago

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

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • LoveBeachDays

    LoveBeachDays said 6 years ago

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

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery said 6 years ago

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

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 6 years ago

    Yum! Sounds delicious and healthy! Thanks

  • SusanStudio

    SusanStudio said 6 years ago

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

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 6 years ago

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

  • jonscreations

    jonscreations said 6 years ago

    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.

  • frenchlanguage

    frenchlanguage said 6 years ago

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

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 6 years ago

    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)

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 6 years ago

    Thanks for an energizing advice!

  • earlybirdcafe

    earlybirdcafe said 6 years ago

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

  • Katexpressions

    Katexpressions said 6 years ago

    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!

  • helloheartdesigns

    helloheartdesigns said 6 years ago

    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!

  • helloheartdesigns

    helloheartdesigns said 6 years ago

    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!

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • KnotChaCha

    KnotChaCha said 6 years ago

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

  • rosiesbest

    rosiesbest said 6 years ago

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

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

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

  • nkimmerle

    nkimmerle said 6 years ago

    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!

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 6 years ago

    Mmmmmmm going to try this soon

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    Oh yum- looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 6 years ago

    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.

  • GoodOldDaysTreasures

    GoodOldDaysTreasures said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to try it!

  • rbais

    rbais said 6 years ago

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

  • DiannasDivineDesigns

    DiannasDivineDesigns said 6 years ago

    thank you for sharing

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 6 years ago

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

  • Jonesing4Jewelry

    Jonesing4Jewelry said 6 years ago

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

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop said 6 years ago

    Sounds divine! Thank-you.

  • Poshwashsoap

    Poshwashsoap said 6 years ago

    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! :~)

  • forman

    forman said 6 years ago

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

  • WindowsOfAgate

    WindowsOfAgate said 6 years ago

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

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 6 years ago

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

  • Paper2Roses

    Paper2Roses said 6 years ago

    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!

  • andralynn

    andralynn said 6 years ago

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

  • KimBalee9

    KimBalee9 said 6 years ago

    Thanks I will sharing this story to my friends.

  • TheKnottyDaughters

    TheKnottyDaughters said 6 years ago

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

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere said 6 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • ancientwinds

    ancientwinds said 6 years ago

    I love this!!

  • camilita

    camilita said 6 years ago

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

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings said 6 years ago

    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!

  • InspirationsbyMelani

    InspirationsbyMelani said 6 years ago

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

  • strawberrycouture

    strawberrycouture said 6 years ago

    Now that's healthy snaking!!!

  • strawberrycouture

    strawberrycouture said 6 years ago

    Now that's healthy snacking!!!

  • HarmlessColor

    HarmlessColor said 6 years ago

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

  • PomMagic

    PomMagic said 6 years ago

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

  • arlenena

    arlenena said 6 years ago

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

  • MarkoTiles

    MarkoTiles said 6 years ago

    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.

  • HelloSprout

    HelloSprout said 6 years ago

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

  • bib4brides

    bib4brides said 6 years ago

    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.

  • melaniefavreau

    melaniefavreau said 6 years ago

    Best granola EVER! :D

  • chriskoskidesigns

    chriskoskidesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed said 5 years ago

    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.

  • Kazjiadoll

    Kazjiadoll said 5 years ago

    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.

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 5 years ago

    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.

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 5 years ago

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

  • ganmaandy

    ganmaandy said 5 years ago

    Thanks bunches!!!!

  • Lilywinkel

    Lilywinkel said 5 years ago

    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

  • CatherinesUnique

    CatherinesUnique said 5 years ago

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

  • bjhissong

    bjhissong said 5 years ago

    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!

  • JoyBelleJewelry

    JoyBelleJewelry said 5 years ago

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

  • coleyclothing

    coleyclothing said 5 years ago

    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.

  • tiffaniek5

    Erik and Tiffanie from TheGreatGranolaBar said 2 years ago

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

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