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Jul 15, 2009 09:21 AM

Lighter (less greasy) homemade granola?

I've just made my first batch of homemade granola--and it's good, but, as I feared, a little too oily to be happy in my yogurt. This recipe, like all the other's I've found, contains 1/4 cup oil to 2 cups oatmeal, 1 cup nuts, 1 cup coconut. Does anyone know of a recipe with less grease but just as much crunch?

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  1. I've been making this granola for years, with no oil:

    It's morphed from the recipe; I never use coconut and I never use the dried milk, but add in lots of other nuts and seeds. It's fabulous.

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    1. re: Weiszguy

      That sounds perfect. Thanks so much!

    2. Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a granola recipe with that much oil. In any case, Giada de Laurentiis has a good recipe that will be very happy in yogurt. (Got a few raves around these parts not too long ago, too.)

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      1. re: Ali

        a good rule of thumb is 7 cups solids to 1 cup liquid (in my case, it's 6 cups oats, 1/2 cup nuts, 1/2 cup cranberries, 2/3 cup honey, 1/3 cup oil. and then i add 1 ts vanilla, 2/3 cup water (for clumping) and some cinnamon and salt). not very oily, considering the yield.

      2. I only ever make this granola:

        It has no oil, only applesauce and it is perfectly crunchy and tasty!