By PaulaG on September 23, 2004
Photo by Chef MJP1951
Photo by Chef MJP1951
"This recipe has been in the making for several months. I have tried a number of combinations and this works best. The sugar and fat have been reduced. I can only get two pans in my oven at a time so the cooking time reflects cooking two at a time."
Serving Size: 1 (72 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 40
"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."
"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!"
"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!""
"My favorite granola! The whole family loves it. Thanks for sharing :)"
"An excellent granola! I left out the nuts and dried fruits for the nut and fruit haters (!) and used molasses instead of sorghum. Cooked it longer than stated to get it crunchy. This will be my standard granola from now on!"
"Excellent flavors! I added craisins in mine and left out the sorghum, substituting molasses. This is fast becoming a breakfast favorite around here!"
"This is very good! I have made this a few times now, using some or all of the ingredients, trying different things to suit my taste. I omit the coconut and nuts for my husband's bowl. Thanks for the recipe!"
"AWSOME! This mixture is great and work for my on the/ healthy lifestyle. Lots of energy for those long bike rides!"
"This is a great combination of flavors and textures! I love it!! You have created a definite granola winner in my cookbook."
"I've made this several times now, and I just love it! This stays in my fridge, and I eat it every morning with fresh berries. I do make a half batch, only so that it will fit in my container, but it gets made almost weekly. The only subs I make are for personal preference: I substitute walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds for the pecans. I haven't been able to find sorghum, so I just increase the honey and brown sugar a bit, and I leave out the dried fruit, since I eat it with fresh fruit. The coconut is perfect, and I love the flavor and texture of the extra grains as well. This is excellent, not like the overly sweet candy they sell in the store. LOVE IT!! Thanks for posting!"
"I just made this, i cut the recipe in half. I was VERY skeptical about the sorghum, but it is perfect! I left the fruit out so the kids can add their own since they all like different stuff. I can see myself making this once a week with the full recipe! Thank you very much PaulaG you are a granola genius in my book!!"