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Made this recipe as given & was well-rewarded with a great tasting granola! On your suggestion, I used half dark & half golden raisins, & the dates were Medjool! Very, Very nice, especially when I sprinkled it over some frozen vanilla yogurt & topped that with a bit of homemade blueberry sauce! [Made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC tag]
This is a really great granola recipe WRC and I thank you. I used for the nut part - walnuts and raw almonds. I did cut back a bit on the sunflower seeds due to the fat content. I also took a little initiative and added 1/8 cup honey along with the 1/4 cup maple syrup. After mixing all the ingredients together, I stuck it back in the oven for another 10 minutes to bake some of the goodness on the oats etc. A great winning recipe~ Made for Cook-bookTag~
This. Is. Wonderful. I just love that it has no added fats, that it's absurdly easy, and that it's chock full of good all-natural things! I used the full 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon (delicious) and took another reviewer's suggestion to increase the maple syrup to 1/2 cup. Since I never have bran on hand, I just put in more oats...used sliced almonds in place of pecans...and a mix of organic jumbo flame raisins, chopped dried apricots, and dried cranberries. It made a fantastic breakfast with some low-fat milk and fresh blueberries. I would call it a muesli more than granola, though, since it didn't exactly "clump together" like granola usually does.
YUM! I love this granola! Help, I can't stop eating it! That said, I have to admit to a few changes. I ran out of raisins, so instead used finely chopped dried apricots, 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and a full 1/2 cup of maple syrup. Everything else was per the recipe. I used the oat bran option. YUM, YUM, YUM. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks so much, White Rose Child! Keep up the fantastic recipes!
First time making granola and for sure not the last time! So easy to prepare and so tasty!! Added some dried apricots to the mix. Loved the fact that the only "sugar" came from maple syrup! Thanks White Rose Child! :)
We enjoyed this granola so much that I've made 2 batches is the last 3 days! It was perfectly sweet and the absence of added oil was not missed at all! I love this with vanilla yogurt. I used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and craisins instead of dates. I store this in the fridge due to the nature of the ingredients. This is a keeper and a new favorite of our family!