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Granola April 21, 2012

Filed under: Baking — thehobbyholic @ 4:10 pm

A few years ago a friend gave me a granola recipe she loves. I loved it, but never made it until about a year ago. Now I can’t stop making it. I go through phases of how much I eat at a time, but I always have it on hand. And now I have my mom hooked too.

Very simple recipe from Alton Brown. I usually double it and use all almonds (it’s what I have on hand) instead of a mix of nuts. Extra bonus: It is a fun one to include the daughter in. Lots of measuring and dumping. All things she loves about baking.

You can sub out different nuts and dried fruits too. Enjoy!


Alton Brown’s Granola Recipe

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.


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