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