I've made this recipe 5 or 6 times and still absolutely love it. I feel like I have a good, solid start to the day with just a half cup of this. Lots of good energy. I do leave out the brown sugar as I am trying to reduce sugar in my diet, and the molasses adds tons of flavor. I usually cook it longer than stated to get the right crunch. Thank you!
AMAZING! This is the best granola reipe I have ever made, and I have made plenty. I like that this is a loose granola as I am not a fan of clumpy versions. It is so easy to make substitutions on the recipe. I am making it this Christmas to give a gifts instead of cookies. My parents, in laws and best friends are now addicted to it and ask for it constantly. Thanks for the great recipe! PS stir often when making this. I stir every 8 minutes.
First time ever making granola. I always substitute applesauce for oil when baking to make things healthier and I did that here with perfect results! Stirred every 8 mins as a prior reviewer suggested. Thanks!
Oh my god. This is soo good. Made it a couple of days ago and had to put it far back into my cupboard. Out of site, out of mind. I Couldn't stop eating it. I omitted the coconut and sesame seeds but added pumpkin seeds and it was great! Big hit with the whole family. Thank you for the recipe it is a keeper!
Very good granola! I sub'd molasses for the sorghum because we enjoy that rich flavor, no sesame seeds so I added 1/2 cup of tahini and reduced the water by a 1/2 c. Omitted the brown sugar and increased the honey by a 1/2 c. Used dried cranberries, raisins & chopped dried apricots. Once mixed together, I started out with baking 1 small batch to get the time adjusted right. With my sub's I wasn't sure on cooking time. I ended up cooking it longer than stated, closer to 50 minutes. Probably due to the tahini? Not sure, but a very tasty granola, the best recipe so far, thanks Paula!!
Fantastic!! My three young daughters LOVE this and cannot get enough!! I made this exactly as written but reduced the coconut to 1/3 cup. I baked for 40 minutes and this is to die for!!!
I don't like the seasme seeds at all. They have too strong of a flavor and they get stuck in my teeth. I needed to cook it longer because it is still a little soggy. Other than that I really like this one.
Love Love this granola. I don't use the shredded coconut because the family doesn't like it, and sometimes I use molasses instead of sorghum. I take it to work and everyone uses it on their yogurt.
Thank you, PaulaG! This is a wonderful configuration of ingredients. I only tweaked it a little, adding a cup of oat bran and a generous cup of pepitas. (I slightly increased the wet ingredients to accommodate this.) I substituted walnuts for pecans, but I know pecans would have been terrific, too. For the brown sugar substitute I used coconut palm "sugar," and that worked really well. This NOT a super-sweet granola, but definitely sweet enough. Just what I was looking for, and I was told by a friend that "this is the best granola I've ever eaten!"