This is super easy to make and goes great with yogurt, ice cream, or just by itself! It's much sweeter than the classic honey granola.

Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together the oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a wok or large skillet over high heat, cook 5 to 10 minutes; remove from heat and add the butter and caramel sauce; stir until evenly coated. Spread the mixture onto a flat platter or baking sheet in a thin layer. Sprinkle the white sugar over the granola. Allow to cool completely before serving.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

331.6 calories; 3.1 g protein; 53.7 g carbohydrates; 30.6 mg cholesterol; 135.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2009
I hate to give this a 4 star but it just didnt work well for me. I used a stainless steel skillet on my flattop stove which I think greatly contributed to my mistake. I would NOT do this on high on a flattop stove. I think I will try the oven next time. I used 1/4 cup butter and added 1 cup rice krispies. I sauteed the oatmeal/brown sugar/cinnamon mix for 4 mintues on high but it was starting to burn already. I removed it from the heat to add the butter and it continued to burn even after I added the butter and caramel sauce. It looks burnt and tasted burnt but I will continue to use it in my granola bar recipe because I dont want to waste it. I think its a good idea for making granola but I will put it in the oven next time on wax paper. Let you know how it works out. Read More
(7)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
liked it but it had alot of cinnamon in it and my granola never got crispy. Read More
(3)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2008
I halved it but changed it a little bit. I used 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of canola oil to lighten it up. It seems like the recipe calls for too much butter. Also I added 1/2 teaspoonful of vanilla extract to the butter/caramel mixture. And right after the oats and butter are mixed but before it cools I added a handful of caramels cut in halves. It got all melty with the granola but still held some form- worked very well. I think this recipe was good but needed something else to add crunch either nuts or Rice Krispies. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2009
I hate to give this a 4 star but it just didnt work well for me. I used a stainless steel skillet on my flattop stove which I think greatly contributed to my mistake. I would NOT do this on high on a flattop stove. I think I will try the oven next time. I used 1/4 cup butter and added 1 cup rice krispies. I sauteed the oatmeal/brown sugar/cinnamon mix for 4 mintues on high but it was starting to burn already. I removed it from the heat to add the butter and it continued to burn even after I added the butter and caramel sauce. It looks burnt and tasted burnt but I will continue to use it in my granola bar recipe because I dont want to waste it. I think its a good idea for making granola but I will put it in the oven next time on wax paper. Let you know how it works out. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
Very yummy snack. It was all gone from us munching on it before I could use it on yogurt or ice cream! The only things I did differently were to add about 1/4 cup each of walnuts and pecans and I used half of the recommended butter. de-lish! Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
I finally found an easy granola recipe!! I have found this recipe to be forgiving as I add a little chopped nuts and dried fruit to it which caramelizes nicely in the pan from the brown sugar! I save so much money now that I dont buy my Granola from the cereal isle! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2008
The flavor was good. But I let it cool for a few hours and it was still mushy. I followed the recipe exactly and then added 1/2 c. raisins to the mixture. It was too mushy so I put it in a 450 degree oven to toast a bit. Good flavor though! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
liked it but it had alot of cinnamon in it and my granola never got crispy. Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2018
Nice easy recipe but with modifications. I only used 1/2 cup brown sugar and no caramel sauce and found the sweetness to be just right. I didn't add the extra 2 tablespoons of white sugar and used only 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Also after cooking the oats sugar and cinnamon on high for only two minutes (stirring constantly the whole time) it already started to burn. I have no idea how you would cook this for 5-10 minutes at a high temperature. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2013
Tried this because it looked super easy. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon I also used less butter and caramel sauce then suggested. I did not put any white sugar on at the end. It didn't seem necessary to me. 1 made 2 half batches. The first one I cooked for about 8-9 minutes. This is too long unless you like nearly burnt granola. The second batch I did for 5 minutes this batch is much better in color and flavor. Overall a good recipe. Thanks. Read More