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Rating: 4.71 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A wonderful breakfast treat that's way better than anything you can buy in a box! Use the baking nuts that aren't salted or roasted.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
17
Yield:
8 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

17
Original recipe yields 17 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, hot water and honey. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, almonds, pecans, and walnuts. Pour the honey mixture into the oat mixture and stir until the oats and nuts are evenly coated. Spread out the granola onto 2 baking sheets.

  • Bake for 10 minutes, stir, and bake 10 more minutes, or until toasted. Allow granola to cool completely before stirring in the raisins, golden raisins and dried cherries. Granola will harden as it cools. Break apart any large lumps, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 55.3g; fat 18.6g; sodium 5.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
Excellent! Why did I eat cereal out of a box for so long? I always add 1 T of vanilla 1 T of cinnamon and 3/4 c sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Then I vary the fruit each time I make it allowing about 1/2 c for each type until I reach the 3 cups total fruit called for by the recipe. I've used dates figs dried mango peaches nectarines apricots & cranberries golden raisins and unsweetened coconut in addition to regular raisins and dried cherries. For variety substitute coconut maple or banana flavoring for the vanilla or maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey. Line your baking pans with parchment paper for super easy clean up then roll the paper up and store it to use for your next batch. You can cut the fat by subbing applesauce for 1/2 of the oil. I've done this several times and it works fine. Note: if you're looking for a clumpy granola this is not the one for you. This only clumps up some IF your honey is beginning to solidify. If clumps are your thing choose a recipe with more sugar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2004
Thought this was just OK. Mine needed some more flavor and it didn't bind together. But I'm not giving up though. Next time I will add more cinnamon honey and add brown sugar and vanilla. I will also try adding banana like another recipe from this site uses. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
Excellent! Why did I eat cereal out of a box for so long? I always add 1 T of vanilla 1 T of cinnamon and 3/4 c sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Then I vary the fruit each time I make it allowing about 1/2 c for each type until I reach the 3 cups total fruit called for by the recipe. I've used dates figs dried mango peaches nectarines apricots & cranberries golden raisins and unsweetened coconut in addition to regular raisins and dried cherries. For variety substitute coconut maple or banana flavoring for the vanilla or maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey. Line your baking pans with parchment paper for super easy clean up then roll the paper up and store it to use for your next batch. You can cut the fat by subbing applesauce for 1/2 of the oil. I've done this several times and it works fine. Note: if you're looking for a clumpy granola this is not the one for you. This only clumps up some IF your honey is beginning to solidify. If clumps are your thing choose a recipe with more sugar. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
Fabulous recipe! I didn't have dried cherries so I used some extra raisins and broken pieces of sweetened banana chips. I also added some sweetened coconut flakes and a bit of cinnamon. I think 20 minutes total was a bit too long for this recipe - some of the oats were a bit burned. I would reduce the baking time to 15-17 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
Wonderful recipe. I have made others from this site and for the sugarless recipes this one is the best. It is sweet with out the sugar and is gone in minutes. My family loves it for breakfast snacks and as an ice cream topper. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
This recipe was yummy. I made only half the recipe and substituted some maple syrup for some of the honey for added flavor and used craisins raisins and chopped dates. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
I loved this base recipe so I made a few changes to make it my own. I use Olive Oil and I sometimes substitute molasses instead of honey for a really great flavor. I also add 1 tsp. Cinnamon AND 1 tsp. of Cloves or Nutmeg. I also added Vanilla! Ever since I started making this recipe about 2 years ago I think I have only bought about 4 boxes of store cereal. I make this (doubled) EVERY week! I change it up with the different spices and also I'll use Almond Flavoring instead of Vanilla. VERY VERY GOOD! GREAT base recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
My favorite non-sugar recipe. It's a great base - I change the recipe all the time based on what I have in my cupboards. I like to put pistachios (because the green color makes it so pretty!) and quinoa. I have used pumpkin seeds sunflower seeds and often use dried blueberries. Change up the flavors by adding vanilla cinnamon or molasses. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2004
Thought this was just OK. Mine needed some more flavor and it didn't bind together. But I'm not giving up though. Next time I will add more cinnamon honey and add brown sugar and vanilla. I will also try adding banana like another recipe from this site uses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
I was trying to duplicate granola I bought at a Farmer's Market and this is it. Delicious. Easy to make. Perfect breakfast food with a little almond milk added. I used 2 1/4 cups of sliced almonds in place of the walnuts and pecans though I'm sure it's great with all three. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2007
Delicious! I am eating it over vanilla yogurt. Great way to start the day. I halved the recipe. Threw it all together on a cookie sheet covered with foil with a light coating of butter & a sprinkle of brown sugar. I also sprinkled my homemade pumpkin pie spice over it. Thanks! Read More
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