Homemade Granola

February 23rd, 2010 · 13 Comments

A while ago Alpana recommended to me Alton Brown’s recipe for homemade granola. I got around to making it and I might never buy granola in the store again! It’s so delicious. Not overly sweet, a a slight taste of saltiness, crunchy and completely customizable. And so easy to make. I’ve been eating it on my Greek yogurt every morning. I’ve heard it’s also good as a snack by itself or as an ice cream topping!

Alton Brown’s Granola
From: Food Network

Cook Time:1 hr 15 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds (I used whatever nuts I had in the cupboard – pecans, almonds, pine nuts & walnuts)
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 (I used a mixture of raisins, golden raisins and dried cranberries)

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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