I will NEVER buy store bought granola again. This recipe is absolutely amazing and in fact I can't stop eating it! I did cook mine a little longer (30 minutes total instead of 20) and I added 1 tsp of vanilla. TERRIFIC! and easy.
Great Recipe - very versatile! I use honey too (never seem to have maple syrup on hand). And I usually use a 6 grain cereal instead of only the oats (again, what I have on hand). I increase the cooking time to about 15 minutes per side and will add in any wetter fruits (like dried apricots or dates) for the last 15 minutes. Thank you so much for the terrific recipe!
I've made this recipe enough I have started personalizing it. Honey is a good switch from the maple syrup. I find that the base flour/oat/butter/sugar mix can handle about 3 cups of "add ins". I've added almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, craisins, raisins, coconut, pecans....it's very versatile. The only thing I do differently is add a capful of vanilla extract and usually cook it a little longer. When I pull it out of the oven I push it together, let it cool and find it clusters even better. Thank you for a great recipe!
Excellent recipe! I just made this today and MY O' MY!! it is delish!!! I'm never buying granola ever again!!
Perfect! Thank you so much for your recipe! Followed exactly except used brown rice flour rather than regular wheat and it turned out wonderful! After I broke up the pieces also popped them back in the oven for another 10 minutes so all the edges were crunchy. Delightful!
My husband and I love this granola. It's chewy and sweet tasting. I add a tsp of vanilla and sub part of the maple syrup with honey and/or agave syrup. I add in some ground flaxseeds and mix in a little coconut and raw sunflower seeds. Dried blueberries and dried cherries are a good add-in. I usually add the dried fruit for the last 10 minutes of baking. Very good!