Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 1 hr 15 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 1 hr 15 mins 

Homemade Granola

  • Prep : 15 mins
  • Cooking : 1 hr 15 mins
  • Serves : 12 (2½ quarts total)

Ingredients

Serves 12 (2½ quarts total)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds (and/or chopped walnuts, pecans, or cashews)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, preferably unsweetened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup canola oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins (and/or dried cranberries or cherries)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds (and/or chopped walnuts, pecans, or cashews)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, preferably unsweetened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup canola oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins (and/or dried cranberries or cherries)

Directions

Step 1.

Heat the oven to 275ºF. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

Step 2.

In a small bowl, whisk together the syrup, oil, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon. Pour over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Spread the mixture on two large baking sheets in a single layer, leaving an empty circle (5 to 6 inches in diameter) in the middle; the empty circle promotes even baking. Bake until crisp, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Step 3.

Remove the pans from the oven and scatter on the dried fruit, pressing it into the oat mixture with a spatula. Let the granola cool completely on the pans. Then break it into clumps and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Tip: For crispier granola that holds together in clusters, whisk one egg white into the syrup mixture.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 393 calCalories
  • 9 gProtein
  • 44 gCarbohydrates
  • 22 gFat
  • 0 mgCholesterol
  • 156 mgSodium
  • 6 gDietary Fiber