This is FABULOUS!!! And, so much lower fat than my own recipe for granola and other's I've tried. A definite repeat for me now that I know it tastes just as great LF as the full fat recipes!!!
Made for RecipeTag at KK's.
Fantastic granola. Good, crunchy, and the right amount of sweetness. I made it with pecans and the goldens and cherries dried fruit mix. It was very easy to make, and I will definately make it again.
This is great granola!! Mine turned out a bit too sweet - probably because I added a lot of apricots and dates - would add a little less next time! Added some sunflower seeds and some great Canadian maple syrup - thanks Kit! :)
This was so yummy and better tasting than the stuff I typically buy. Small household here so I made a quarter batch (1.5 cups) to start. For the mixed nuts and seeds I used 1 part unsweetened coconut to 2 parts sunflower seeds. At first I was a little worried because the oats did not seem especially toasty at the end of the cooking time, but once cooled they were crispy and crunchy. Opted for dates over raisins which paired well with the subtle maple flavor. As a cinnamon-aholic I would add more next time but think the amount stated is right for most people. What I love most about the recipe is that it is a great blueprint for endless healthy variations created by changing up the nuts or fruits. My only quibble and it is a teeny tiny one is that I did not have big crunchy nuggets as you sometimes get with granola but I think that is something you surrender with all the oil and fat used to create them, a worthwhile trade off. Thanks Kitz.
Loved this recipe! Most granola recipes call for quite a bit of oil. The water/syrup alternative works just fine. I used all almonds since we have a major nut allergy (To most other nuts) in the family. I also threw in about 3 tablespoons of toasted flax seeds and about 1 cup sweetened coconut. I omitted the nutmeg and didn't add apricots or raisens since we like to do granola and vanilla yogurt topped with fresh strawberries for dessert. Thank you for posting Kittencal, I will be making this often!