I have a master granola recipe that I tweak and experiment with. This is my favorite variation so far! Not too sweet, and chock full of tasty ingredients. You can use an assortment of nuts in place of the walnuts.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Combine the oats, flour, walnuts, yeast, salt, milk powder, and coconut in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Stir the sugar, water, canola oil, and peanut butter together in a small saucepan over low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is hot and smooth. Pour the peanut butter over the oats and stir until evenly combined. Spread out onto 4 baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the granola to cool in the oven until dry, about 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; 20.1 g total fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 89 mg sodium. 37.1 g carbohydrates; 10.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
I followed this recipe as exactly as I could with the ingredients on hand...peanuts instead of walnuts ground flaxseed instead of brewer's yeast no dry milk powder and regular peanut butter. I think it tastes fantastic! My only criticism is that it didn't clump up like regular granola though my substitutions probably accounted for getting the proportions off. When I make it again I'll go a little lighter on the oats to make sure there's enough wet ingredients to make sure it sticks together. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/15/2010
I didn't really like this recipe-- it has a lot of ingredients that made it extremely dry and not very flavorful. The nuts got burned halfway through so my granola had clumps of burned nuts. I wouldn't make this again but if I did I'd do this: reduce the dry milk powder by A LOT up the sugar just a little bit or add some honey add more water throw the nuts in after the first 10 minutes. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
I followed this recipe as exactly as I could with the ingredients on hand...peanuts instead of walnuts ground flaxseed instead of brewer's yeast no dry milk powder and regular peanut butter. I think it tastes fantastic! My only criticism is that it didn't clump up like regular granola though my substitutions probably accounted for getting the proportions off. When I make it again I'll go a little lighter on the oats to make sure there's enough wet ingredients to make sure it sticks together. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
I followed this recipe as exactly as I could with the ingredients on hand...peanuts instead of walnuts ground flaxseed instead of brewer's yeast no dry milk powder and regular peanut butter. I think it tastes fantastic! My only criticism is that it didn't clump up like regular granola though my substitutions probably accounted for getting the proportions off. When I make it again I'll go a little lighter on the oats to make sure there's enough wet ingredients to make sure it sticks together. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
09/15/2010
I didn't really like this recipe-- it has a lot of ingredients that made it extremely dry and not very flavorful. The nuts got burned halfway through so my granola had clumps of burned nuts. I wouldn't make this again but if I did I'd do this: reduce the dry milk powder by A LOT up the sugar just a little bit or add some honey add more water throw the nuts in after the first 10 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2015
Based on reviews I omitted the milk powder slightly decreased the dry ingredients (cut a little off the nuts and the whole wheat flour and omitted the brewer's yeast) then slightly increased the wet ingredients. This came out super tasty! Lightly peanut butter flavored perfectly toasted oats. I used regular Jif creamy peanut butter and it wasn't overly salty. Very tasty. Good base mix - you could stir in some dried cranberries and or chocolate chips after it cooled - I think a little more nuts in the mix would be nice too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
I made this recipe very close to as written using ingredients I had on hand. I used regular crunchy peanut butter and omitted the salt and powdered milk. I used pecans for the nuts. It is very flavorful and the fact that it does not clump together doesn't bother me because I like it on yogurt and fruit. The flavors come through nicely and you do have to watch carefully to prevent burning. It helped to have the racks high up in the oven remember to stir every 15 minutes and rotate the cookie sheets. Thank you for sharing - this will become my regular recipe for granola. Read More