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Fantastic! Best recipe I have found. I do make a few changes. I substitute oil with cinnamon applesauce and add 1 Tbs of canola oil. omit the white sugar and increase the vanilla to 3 Tbsp. I mix applesauce, oil, honey and brown sugar in pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and add vanilla. Then poor over oatmeal and almonds and bake. Thank you for the recipe Bev!

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kaithun1 May 17, 2011

Fantastic stuff!! This is now our official granola recipe. I've made several batches already - my entire family including visiting parents and in-laws keep raving over it. We have it over ice cream & chocolate sauce, with yogurt, etc. I did do a couple of things differently - used 1 c of very coarsely chopped almonds instead of sliced, added an extra cup of chopped pecans to one batch. I also added 1 cup wide ribbon coconut, and stir in 1 cup raisins and/or craisins after baking. Since I added more dry ingredients, I increased the amount of wet accordingly. I don't stir granola while it's baking, instead I put it into two baking sheets and rotate them every ten minutes - that way I get more clusters. Sorry this is so long - but thanks for posting this recipe! We love it!!

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kimberli March 29, 2004

Very good!! I have made several granola recipes before and this by far beats them all. Besides having a great taste, how can I say this...it does not scream "health food" at you when you look at it(which can be a big turn off to the family, if you know what I mean). My two year old asked for more "cookie crumbs". They like eating it as it is, in a bowl with some milk or sprinkled on top of yogurt. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Ridgely September 12, 2002

I eat this almost every day with corn flakes and milk!

To those who like chunky granola, reduce your nuts & oats.

Changes: -3.5 cups of oats and 1.5 of nuts
-Nuts - mix of nuts, seeds and dried cranberries
-about 1/3 C of brown sugar

I don't stir it until it's cool.

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je1nnalk August 31, 2010

Keeper recipe. The only thing I would change is to reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup because it is on the sweet side. I did not stire during baking and the granola clumps beatifully.

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YungB April 13, 2011

This was my first time making granola and I won't be buying it anymore! My husband is raving about this recipe and so is my 10 year old son. I am so glad I tried it! (Tip: I used olive oil in place of vegetable oil and it worked great...we're trying to be more cholesterol friendly.)

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Chef Doozer February 08, 2008

This stuff is just fabulous! I'm eating yogurt with granola right now :) By accident, I think I figured out the secret to getting clusters! I was not paying attention and added the brown sugar in with the oil, honey and white sugar. OOPS! But it was a fortuitous mistake. The granola baked up like a granola BAR and I could break it up into clusters as I wanted. I also only stirred once, about halfway through, and rotated the pan a few times as well. I cooked for about 27-28 minutes, probably will do only 25 minutes next time.

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Anne G. February 04, 2007

Love this stuff! It's delicious and very easy to make.

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The Veganista February 01, 2011

This is wonderful! I used coconut oil rather than vegetable and everyone who tasted it thought there was butter in it. I cut back on the sugar a little and used sucanat rather than granulated. This is going to be a staple in our house from now on!

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momofM&M May 07, 2010

I think I overcooked it, I added the oil to the dried ingredients instead of the wet, I added the vanilla to the boiling mixture instead of adding after I removed it from the heat, I didn't have enough almonds and I had too many oats and it was STILL awesome!!!! Imagine how good it will be when I pay attention next time. Not sure if any of the above explained why, but as my granola was cooling down it stuck together like one large granola bar which I was able to break up into whatever size pieces or crumble up as I chose. Thanks for the great recipe - just had some now with some vanilla yogurt - YUM>

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thecarmonas April 28, 2010
Vanilla-Scented Granola