A great granola recipe that's a perfect addition to cereal, yogurt, fruit or even just to enjoy plain.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
16
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Cover a 10x15 inch pan with wax paper.

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  • Mix brown sugar and water in a microwave safe bowl. Cook in microwave to dissolve the sugar, about 1 minute. Combine oats, salt, walnuts, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in sugar mixture, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Pour mixture onto the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Create clusters by squeezing small handfuls of the oat mixture together.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and gently stir granola using a spoon. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes. The granola will be slightly browned and will continue to harden as they cool.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 19.4g 6% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 75.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2012
I used Splenda brown sugar blend in this recipe and pecans instead of walnuts. Once I took it out of the oven I let it cool and then tossed in a heaping cup of organic raisins. Nice granola recipe--I was worried about using Splenda but really it turned out just like any other granola recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2009
This was a tough one. I really liked the flavor. Although the recipe says sweet and salty I would not call it salty at all. I liked the combination of cinnamon with the walnuts. My main complaint was the oats are super chewy. I think it has to do with the fact there is no oil in this recipe at all. But that makes it healthier so it is a toss up for me. Hence the 3 stars. If I were to make it again I would add 1/2 cup oil 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and less sugar. I'll have to update after these changes are made. Until then I will still enjoy this tasty chewy granola that is not salty. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2012
I used Splenda brown sugar blend in this recipe and pecans instead of walnuts. Once I took it out of the oven I let it cool and then tossed in a heaping cup of organic raisins. Nice granola recipe--I was worried about using Splenda but really it turned out just like any other granola recipe. Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2012
Nice combination of sweet and slightly salty! This was a simple recipe to throw together and it was much lower in fat than most due to it's lack of oil. I used a combination of walnuts and almonds and upped the vanilla a bit. This was good with raisins and dried cranberries. Delicious all by itself but a great topper for oatmeal and yogurt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
This is my recipe, I just wanted to note that unfortunatly the salty was supposed to come from peanuts, which some how got left out of the recipe when edited. I usually use all differnt types of nuts, which didn't get included so maybe try that! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
This was my first experience making granola and I am very happy with the results! I did make some changes based on some ideas I got from other granola recipes I read on this site. I liked the recipe because the ingredient list is short and sweet... a perfect starter recipe and most (if not all) of the ingredients can be found in many kitchens! So here's my changes: I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1/4 cup of maple syrup (in place of the 1/4 cup brown sugar I omitted) I used quick oats I substituted about 1/2 cup pecans for all the walnuts since that's all I had and viola!!! I did have to bake quite a bit longer. I checked and stirred the granola on a baking sheet every 15 minutes for about 45-60 minutes. It was chewy still when I finally took it out but it was golden brown. I left it on the counter top in the pan to cool for several hours and it got crispier and crispier. Finally I put it in a Tupperware container before I went to bed and by then it was very crispy perfect granola! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2009
I loved this recipe! I was a little apprehensive when I saw 'salty and sweet' but this makes it work. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2011
Excellent basic granola recipe - and I love that it doesn't use oil! I added a cup of chopped pecans to give a little variety and used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice plus 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon instead of a full two teaspoons of cinnamon. I had trouble getting the oats to clump together but didn't mind because the taste was so great! Next time I make this I might make a little more of the liquid mixture to really coat everything more thoroughly and hopefully get it to clump a little better. My boyfriend couldn't stop eating this and said it got rave reviews when he took it into the office! I highly recommend this simple and relatively-healthy granola recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2009
This granola lives up to its name as it is very sweet and somewhat salty. I found it to be just a tad too sweet though. I used about 2/3 cup of walnuts and added some raisins as well. Next time though I am going to add all of the walnuts because they got coated with the brown sugary coating and toasted in the oven...so yummy! They made the granola worth eating! I don't think that I over-baked mine but it did turn out very hard almost too hard. The cinnamon and vanilla flavors are very strong...and I only used 1 tsp. of vanilla! All in all this is a good recipe that I will probably make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2009
This was a tough one. I really liked the flavor. Although the recipe says sweet and salty I would not call it salty at all. I liked the combination of cinnamon with the walnuts. My main complaint was the oats are super chewy. I think it has to do with the fact there is no oil in this recipe at all. But that makes it healthier so it is a toss up for me. Hence the 3 stars. If I were to make it again I would add 1/2 cup oil 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and less sugar. I'll have to update after these changes are made. Until then I will still enjoy this tasty chewy granola that is not salty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
I couldnt find peanuts but I used almonds pecans and walnuts Thank you its fantastic! Read More
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