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Homemade Granola

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Hi, I was thinking of making some granola and was wondering if anyone could share their favorite mixes/recipes. I don't love a ton of nuts in granola, but will tolerate some. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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  1. honey or brown sugar
    toasted oats
    chopped walnuts- not too much
    dried fruit
    chocolate chips

    1. Here's a link to an earlier thread. You might get some good ideas.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602616

      1. I like to add all sorts of grains to my granola. Flaxseed, oats, bran, wheatgerm, lots of dried fruit, a little maple syrup and sometimes chocolate. Most recipes call for oil but I omit that. Without the added fat your granola will most likely not hold together very much, unless you add melted chocolate. happy cooking.

        1. Love, love, homemade granola. I like nuts, but you can certainly use only what you like. Some things I use are coconut, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, wheatgerm, almonds, pecans and mix those with oats, honey and agave. I also use canola oil, but the next time I make it I am going to use coconut oil instead.

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          1. re: doughreme

            I like Bittman's recipe... in fact I made some today. I use maple syrup, lots of nuts and seeds (flax, sunflower, etc.) and sliced dried coconut. The only fruit I add is golden raisins since all other fruit becomes hard as rocks as the moisture is leeched out as the granola sits in the jar.

            I'd say I eat this at least 5 times a week.

          2. I love homemade granola! It is a million times than anything you can buy in the store.

            This recipe is a personal favorite of mine:
            http://www.healthychoicerecipes.com/h...

            My son has a tree nut allergy and this recipe only uses peanuts (which are legumes) so it is perfect for him. If you don't like peanuts though you could just use other seeds instead.