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Jan 30, 2012 08:36 AM

Homemade granola for snaking in my cube at work


Thinking about making homemade granola (oats, molasses/maple syrup, etc).

Any very easy recipes out there?


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  1. My favorite granola ( I sometimes add cinnamon or grated orange peel)

    • 3 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup Chopped pecans
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup ( I use agave syrup)
    • 1/4 cup melted butter or oil
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup raisins/craisins/dried cherries - whatever
    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, melted butter/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 fruit and mix until evenly distributed

    1 Reply
    1. re: eimac

      I used the above recipe recently, good stuff. Straightforward and adjusted certain ingredients. It seems to be Alton Brown's recipe.

    2. This is my Mom's recipe:

      1 lb butter
      1 tbsp vanilla
      2 cups honey
      ½ tsp salt
      2 lb rolled oats
      ½ cups sesame seeds
      1 cups chopped nuts
      2 cups grape nuts
      1 lb coconut
      1 cups sunflower seeds

      Melt butter. Add vanilla and honey. Mix ingredients. Spread on cookie sheets and bake at 350F until golden brown.

      More details here:

      1. It's very easy to make. I also add wheat germ. Use the stuff you like, go beyond the basics. I use almonds. One can also use coconut flakes, if you don't want to use the sweetened stuff. You can also add flax seeds, just about anything. That's a good recipe to start with (eimac), look at the proportions and adjust your ingredients to taste.