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Lighter (less greasy) homemade granola?

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LostBread Jul 15, 2009 09:21 AM

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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    Weiszguy Jul 15, 2009 10:19 AM

    I've been making this granola for years, with no oil: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

    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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      LostBread Jul 15, 2009 10:34 AM

      That sounds perfect. Thanks so much!

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      Ali Jul 15, 2009 11:07 AM

      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.)

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gi...

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        tracyk Dec 20, 2009 04:58 PM

        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.

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        jaykat Dec 20, 2009 05:17 PM

        I only ever make this granola: http://bakingbites.com/2008/01/mix-n-...

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

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