Easy Homemade Granola

"from "Baked: New Frontiers in Baking" by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito"
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
5 cups
Serves:
20
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss the oats with the cinnamon and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined.
  • Pour the honey mixture over the oats mixture and use your hands to combine them: Gather up some of the mixture in each hand and make a fist. Repeat until all of the oats are coated with the honey mixture.
  • Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out evenly, but leave a few clumps here and there for texture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle the almonds over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle the hazelnuts over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Let cool completely. Sprinkle the raisins and cherries over the granola and use your hands to transfer it to an airtight container.

Questions & Replies

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  1. kkismet
    I prefer no nuts. So the last couple steps of sprinkling nuts and baking 10 min.. - would i still bake the additional time without nuts added?
     
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Reviews

  1. Greeny4444
    Really good and really easy, with ingredients that I always have. I omitted the raisins, cranberries, and hazelnuts (personal preference - but my husband likes raisins in his granola, so he can put 'em in if he wants, later), and I substituted blanched, silvered almonds for the whole almonds and chopped pecans for the walnuts. This was so easy to get together, and it's nice to be able to make a granola to be able to customize without having to buy it. The storebought seems SO expensive. A couple things I do when I make this: I spray the measuring cup that I measure the honey in with cooking spray before I measure - so it slides right out. Also, when you go to mix the honey mixture with the oat mixture, lightly spray your hands with a little cooking spray, or wet them a little, so the granola doesnt stick all over your hands as bad! I have this cookbook too, and this is just another winning recipe from it! Thanks for posting it.
     
  2. cookin mimi
    The taste was delicious and it was very easy. I had the ingredients on hand (I did not add hazelnuts since I did not have any, it still tasted wonderful). I did stay sticky so I baked it some more but it continued to be sticky. Otherwise it was great!
     
  3. Michelle in KY
    I made a double batch of this today and decided this is a winner! I used splenda brown sugar to reduce the carbs some as well as chopped pecans & sliced almonds (cause that's what I have!) and let them bake with the oat mixture the entire 25 minutes. Really yummy. The only thing I might do next time is reduce the salt--seemed just a bit too much. Other than that--loved it! Thanks for posting! Updated--I made this again with 1/2 of the amount of salt called for in the recipe--PERFECT!
     
  4. Jenn in The Country
    I alter this recipe just a bit. I double the dry ingredients plus 1 cup extra oats. I double all the wet ingredients and add either 1/2 cup of either peanut butter or almond butter or dry fruit and 1/2 cup of whatever nut I want. Bake for 10 minutes, stir and add raisins, and then back another 10 minutes. Let cool on the pans. Very good!
     
  5. Sydney Mike
    I'm a big fan of granola & usually have some around for munching, topping for cereal or ice cream or pudding or cottage cheese or . . . ! Anyway, except for hazelnuts (mentioned in Step 7, but not in the ingredient list, although walnuts were on the list) I added all 3 nut varieties! You have a nice granola here! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]
     
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Tweaks

  1. Greeny4444
    Really good and really easy, with ingredients that I always have. I omitted the raisins, cranberries, and hazelnuts (personal preference - but my husband likes raisins in his granola, so he can put 'em in if he wants, later), and I substituted blanched, silvered almonds for the whole almonds and chopped pecans for the walnuts. This was so easy to get together, and it's nice to be able to make a granola to be able to customize without having to buy it. The storebought seems SO expensive. A couple things I do when I make this: I spray the measuring cup that I measure the honey in with cooking spray before I measure - so it slides right out. Also, when you go to mix the honey mixture with the oat mixture, lightly spray your hands with a little cooking spray, or wet them a little, so the granola doesnt stick all over your hands as bad! I have this cookbook too, and this is just another winning recipe from it! Thanks for posting it.
     

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