A delicious quick and easy granola with almonds and dried cranberries that is made on the stovetop. Feel free to add your favorite dried fruits and nuts too.
A delicious quick and easy granola with almonds and dried cranberries that is made on the stovetop. Feel free to add your favorite dried fruits and nuts too.
Lighter version: Easy, delicious, economical and lower calories...what's not to love!!! Skip the oil and carefully toast 2 c. oatmeal on cookie sheet under broiler. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet; add 1 Tbsp. honey, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and dash of salt. Cook and stir for about 1 min. then add toasted oats and 1/2 c. sliced almonds. Stir and cook for about 3-4 min. (oats will be coated and continue to toast). Then add 1/3 c. dried cranberries (or raisins) and stir 1 more min. Spread mixture back on cookie sheet (lightly coated w/ cooking spray) and return to warm oven (broiler is off) for about 15-30 min. This allows granola to continue drying out. So yummy and much cheaper than store bought!!! Can't wait to try other nuts and maybe dried blueberries (for hubby). Have fun making this recipe your own...Read More
Oh dear. With the suggestion to halve the butter-sugar-honey coating, this granola turns out delicious, but as written I'm afraid it's nearly inedible. Far too sweet, more like an oat brittle candy than a granola. One thing I never did have trouble with was sogginess. You really do need the full 5 minutes and it really does need to be over medium heat at least. If you skip this step you will have soggy granola, because its purpose is to raise the temperatures of the butter and sugars, changing them into candy. I like to use virgin coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and add unsweetened dried coconut and a lot of flaxseed meal. Add the flaxseed meal at the end of cooking, just before you spread the granola out to cool, so the flax oils aren't damaged by the heat. Poppy seeds are nice too.Read More
Lighter version: Easy, delicious, economical and lower calories...what's not to love!!! Skip the oil and carefully toast 2 c. oatmeal on cookie sheet under broiler. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet; add 1 Tbsp. honey, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and dash of salt. Cook and stir for about 1 min. then add toasted oats and 1/2 c. sliced almonds. Stir and cook for about 3-4 min. (oats will be coated and continue to toast). Then add 1/3 c. dried cranberries (or raisins) and stir 1 more min. Spread mixture back on cookie sheet (lightly coated w/ cooking spray) and return to warm oven (broiler is off) for about 15-30 min. This allows granola to continue drying out. So yummy and much cheaper than store bought!!! Can't wait to try other nuts and maybe dried blueberries (for hubby). Have fun making this recipe your own...
I tried this recipe, but with the suggestions of others. I scaled it down, using 2 c. oats, 1 T honey, 2T brown sugar, and only about 1 T butter. It came out so much better, like actual granola instead of over-sweet goo... I also spread it onto a cookie sheet and put in under the broiler on the middle rack to dry it out and make it crunchy. Also, a little cinnomon on top is really nice.
Very easy and tasty. Four stars b/c i doubled the oats,added cinnamon,vanilla, and a titch of salt. Did not change the butter, oil sugar or honey. Had the oven heating while cooking, spread on cookie sheet and put in oven then turned it off and left it. Turned out crisp and toasty. nibbled all day!
I love this recipe. It is quick and easy, but I gave it four stars, because it would have been less perfect had I not made some changes. As other reviewers suggested I added the rest of the ingredients,(almonds, cranberries...) in the last five minutes of cooking. At that same time, I also added coconut flakes, pecan pieces, raisins and cinnamon to the mix(~handful of each). I would have added more stuff had I had any more leftover dried fruits or anything! I did not increase the amount of the base ingredients though, and it still came out fabulous! Also a very easy trick to transfer the oats back to the skillet is to lay them on a tray lined with parchmint paper. All you need to do, is carry the oats while securely holing both sides of the length of the paper up, while carriying the oats inside. Make sure one hand is holding the back side of the paper closed so that nothing falls out, and the other hand holding near the front at the top. It is now a breeze to pour the oats back into the skillet sliding them down the parchmint "tube". Use the exact same method when pouring the whole thing into container after cooled. Easy transfer, and easy cleanup! Thanks for the recipe, great base for delicious granola, and can be very similar to quaker oat cereal, yet much healthier and cheaper!
This recipe came out great for me. The only change I made was to add the nuts and fruit before taking the oats out of the pan with the sugar and butter mixture and mixing them in then instead of after the granola had cooled. This caused the oats to form clusters with fruit and nuts inside.
Excellent! I followed the advice in a few of the reviews, such as adding more oats, some cinnamon and adding the nuts and fruit at the end of the last cooking phase. I also put the cookie sheet into a moderate oven, turned off after 5 minutes and let it sit... Nice and crunchy and very light... Granola costs a fortune in the market. This is far better, less additives and a fraction of the cost. Thanks a million!
This tastes a lot better to me than most granolas. My kids really like it, and one of them is really not thrilled with oats generally. It is also easy to make. I added a little bit of vanilla to the honey and brown sugar... Also, just an FYI - it is a bit oily. But I think that is why the kids really liked it; it is rich and tasty because of that oil. I am going to try substituting coconut oil for the olive oil and adding a little coconut to the mixture. (Did the coconut thing! MMMMMN - GOOD!)
Great recipe! Definitely worth making it yourself vs eating store-bought. Like others, I have some changes to really make it a 5, and they are: added 1/2 c wheat germ to the oats and nearly doubled the honey and butter (to compensate for additional dry ingredients). Also when cooking the syrup I added vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. When I added the oats/germ back into the pan with the syrup, I added the other ingredients then too, to evenly coat them all simultaneously. I also added coconut flakes and sunflower seeds. I cooked all of the ingredients together for a few minutes on the stove, stirring constantly, then baked on a cookies sheet at 400 for 8 minutes. I then let it set out for 30 minutes, scored with a knife, let finish hardening, then broke apart into pieces. Even though I initially almost burned the oats/germ by not stirring constantly, it still turned out great!
After reading the reviews, this is what I settled on... 3 c of organic slow cook oatmeal, 1 T olive oil, a pinch of course salt, 1/3 c unsalted butter, 2 - 3 T honey, 1/3 c br sugar, 2 - 3 T flax seed, a handful of coconut, chopped walnuts. After mixing it all together per instructions, I put it under the broiler (on low) for 2 minutes, stir and then 1 minute at a time until it's golden brown, stirring after each minute. I love this recipe because of the flexibility. You can add whatever you want and adjust the honey, br sugar, salt to get the flavor you're looking for. I'm not a dried fruit fan so I leave that out. I eat this stuff like candy. Addictive. Many thanks for sharing!
Oh dear. With the suggestion to halve the butter-sugar-honey coating, this granola turns out delicious, but as written I'm afraid it's nearly inedible. Far too sweet, more like an oat brittle candy than a granola. One thing I never did have trouble with was sogginess. You really do need the full 5 minutes and it really does need to be over medium heat at least. If you skip this step you will have soggy granola, because its purpose is to raise the temperatures of the butter and sugars, changing them into candy. I like to use virgin coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and add unsweetened dried coconut and a lot of flaxseed meal. Add the flaxseed meal at the end of cooking, just before you spread the granola out to cool, so the flax oils aren't damaged by the heat. Poppy seeds are nice too.
Yum. I was a bit nervous trying this since every review had changes in the recipe. I kind of consolidated what everyone did to try the first time and BRAVO-great stuff. 3 1/2 cups oats, dash cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Easy and fabulous, that's what she said.
this granola was wonderful! I used it to make granola parfaits, and every one loved them.
Great recipe but if you like granola double it. I did delete the olive oil. I toasted the almonds lightly and set them aside to cool. Then I toasted the oats dry very lightly. I mixed the brown sugar, honey and butter together and heated tll everything was melted, not long. Mixed it all together, spread on cookie sheet, put in a 250 preheated oven and turned it off to dry the granola.
I used this recipe as a starting point and loosely followed it for some of the best granola I've made yet. I've been trying different recipes and I think I'll stick with this one. I used a little less than a TBSP of oil, since I don't like the oily taste at all. I added 1/8c each of wheat germ and flax seed to the oats when I toasted them. Spread them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper while I melted the butter, honey and brown sugar. I added a total of 1.5c of dry ingredients about a minute before I took the granola off the stove (1/2c cherries, 1/4c golden raisins, 1/4 dates, 1/4 sunflower seeds, 1/4 slivered almonds). Then I spread the entire mixture back out on the parchment paper and put it in a 275 degree oven for a few minutes. Turned the oven off and left it in there for about 10 more minutes. Left to cool and it dried in nice clusters. This is a great recipe and I can't wait to make it with other dried fruit/nut combos.
This isn't gooey and doesn't need to be put in the oven if you just make sure to cook the sugar/butter/honey concoction until it starts bubbling AND if you keep cooking it for 5 minutes after you add the oats. Totally easier that way than to add more work by adding more steps. LOVE THIS!
I thought this was a very simple and yummy recipe for home-made granola. After reading some reviews, I added an extra cup of oats to the recipe, and it was the perfect sweetness. My 3 year old helped me make it, and she couldn't stop eating it!
Great base recipe! I made another granola recipe from this site using the microwave - followed instructions exactly and burned the batch. Plus, the flavors weren't quite right. This recipe, however, is great! Here are the changes I made to suit my tastes: Omit olive oil. Used 1 c oats and 1 c corn flakes. Reduced butter to 1 T., used 1 T honey and 1 T maple syrup. Used full amount of brown sugar. Subbed coconut flakes for cranberries. Melted butter, honey, syrup, sugar til bubbly, added all other ingredients plus pinch of salt, teaspoon of cinnamon and tablespoon of flaxseed. Stirred on medium heat for about 3 minutes. That's it! Great flavor. I know, "she made a totally new recipe", you're saying. Well, I was inspired by my failure and this stovetop version. Thanks for a successful granola recipe Mamiscookin!
Very good and easy. I quadrupled the recipe for a huge Christmas breakfast to go on yogurt parfaits. It was delicious. My hubby said it was better than anything he's had out of a box! A Keeper!
I have never made granola before, so I thought I would start with an easy recipe. I wanted to try something "healthy" tonight, so I used whipped butter instead of the stick. As it has 1/2 the fat & saturated fat. I found that at the first full 5 minutes it started to burn bits of the oatmeal, so it really has to be monitored. The brown sugar mixture cooked very quick to, and by the time I added the oatmeal back I could only cook it about 1 minute to avoid it from burning. I poured it onto a parchment paper lined sheet. I decided to not add the nuts and I do not like dried cranberries. However, the granola mix tasted just like a chewy granola bar exploded, and it was delicious! If I made again I would make less as I prefer it chewy. It does turn to the harder cereal type as it cools. This would be perfect for someone who buys a lot of boxed granola cereal. I did try it though next day with some Greek vanilla yogurt and it went together well.
I was entirely misled by the reviews... even after minor adjustments - this was mediocre granola at best. I'd strongly recommend searching for another recipe.
This is a GREAT recipe, namely for how easy and quick it was to make when I was hungry in the morning. BUT, i personally found it way too sugary - as is, it would make a great candy recipe, like poppycock. For granola, i would easily add 1.5x - 2x the amount of oats specified in the recipe.
ao good! I made this & gave some to my almost-3-year-old daughter in a bag as a snack. After about 10 seconds of monching on it she says "Mommy, it's not a snack, it's a treat"! We all loved it!
This is a great granola recipe. It is hard to find granola recipes that do not have peanut butter in them..and this one does not. i needed a granola to take to my daughters preschool for snack...and i just omitted the almonds. i did add some vanilla flavoring and some cinnamon and nutmeg to the sugar mixture.....i also added a handful of coconut. as i was making the granola i preheated my oven to 400 degrees, and when the granola was all mixed i put it on parchment paper, and popped it into the oven while i was cleaning up....this made it nice and crunchy. then because of time restraints i put it in the freezer to cool. great recipe....and not to sweet at all!!
Absolutely delicious and really easy. Amazing over yogurt. I stuck to the recipe exactly this first time, but will definately modify to reduce the fat as recommended by other reviewers. Foolishly thought I would just eat a half serving, but this is so addictive that strategy proved to be impossible to execute. May as well make it "lite" and enjoy it guilt-free.
This is the best recipe EVER! I've been making it for several months and I can't make it wrong no matter what I do! It's fabulous. I've switched out the sugar for Xylitol and the honey for agave and it still tastes great. I've added everything you can think of, but my favorites are coconut, chocolate chips and dried cranberries. And pecans! YUM. I'm addicted.
This granola is flavorful. Of course, I did the tweaks recommended by other users--broiling to toast the oats, adding some other fruits, cutting the oil, etc. I think I was expecting something more like store-bought granola, and this is more oat-y. That is 100% evident from the recipe, just, don't expect this to taste like a box of granola. Expect it to taste like buttery oats with fruit and nuts.
This was very easy to make and tasty, too! I took the advice of another reviewer and used parchment paper for easy pouring and easy clean-up. The perfect quick and easy healthy snack.
This is an amazing recipe!! I did a few things to make this recipe "my own," flavor-wise, but the most important thing is to let the honey mixture start to bubble rapidly, and then continue to cook (still stirring) for about a minute... that will eliminate the need to bake the granola.
I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and butter. Instead of butter to melt my sugar and honey, I used 1/3 cup of apple juice (got this idea from Vegan Granola on AR). And of coarse granola has to have vanilla (2 tsp)and cinnamon (1 tbsp). I added sunflower seeds & raisins. I thought it was a little sweet so I added a pinch of salt and a handful more of oats. Really easy concept & fast. I will definatly play around with this one some more.
Really easy to make and tastes delicious. I cut down on the brown sugar a bit. Also, I add almonds to it before putting it in the oven - this gives the almonds a nice toasted flavor. Tastes wonderful over low-fat strawberry yogurt. Yum!
Quick, easy, and yummy! Very much like the granola on McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfaits--which was exactly what I was going for so I was really pleased with the recipe. I have to go buy more yogurt now to finish off all this granola!!
Really yummy recipe! Very quick to make compared to most granola recipes. I have made it numerous times and I'm always trying different additions of nuts and fruits and coconut. Everyone who has tried some absolutely loves it!
Quick and easy. We tried it with dates since they were on hand and it turned out great. Could easily substitute other nuts and dried fruits in this recipe... I'm even thinking a maple-praline curnch idea!
I made the suggested adjustments and it turned out great! I think 3- 3 1/2 cups of rolled oats is probably better, if you want your granola to stick together better. Very flavorful. I added dried cranberries and chopped dates. Yum!
I cut the sugar in half and still it didn't need to be quite as sweet. Also, I think I could have added another cup of oatmeal to stretch it a bit more and still be yummy. The flavor and method were great, however, so I will be making this again and playing with it until it's perfect.
Excellent! I followed the recipe exactly (except subbing walnuts for almonds) and it turned out so good! Thanks for sharing.
I'm looking at the Nutritional Information...529 calories and 30.3 g of fat per serving! Needs some serious adjustment on amount of butter and the brown sugar. Wouldn't use all those calories and grams of fat on about 3/4 cup of granola!
My family loves this recipe. We use less sugar and butter. I often add raisins and/or cinnamon. Sometimes we leave the almonds out. Delicious.
Cooking granola in a pan on the stovetop changes everything! This is my new favorite recipe. I added pecans, walnuts & almonds when toasting the oats. I also added some wheat germ & coarse sea salt right at the end before I removed it from the stove. Delicious!
FABULOUS. :) I used around 1 TBS veg oil (I didn't measure, just approximated), 3 cups of quick oats, 2½ TBS butter, 1½ TBS honey, 3 TBS brown sugar, no nuts, around 1/3 cup of sesame seeds, and around 1/3 cup of Craisins. I put the sesame seeds in after the oats had browned for around 3 minutes (I cooked the oats/sesame seeds for maybe another two minutes), and it was great! I also added the Craisins into the hot pan for about two minutes before allowing the granola to cool. A great recipe that will replace the granola recipe I've been using! Oh, and I found that I didn't need to bake this in the oven at ALL. Thanks for sharing, MamaIsCooking!
Easy, but to moist. I may bake it next time. I did reduce the brown sugar & butter as recommended by others so I can't imagaine how wet it'd been otherwise. I added raisins for more dried fruit. If made into bars the ingredients should stick together well.
Just finished making this recipe. We substituted molasses for the honey. I give this one thumbs up, it is a simple, delicious, easy to make recipe. I recommend it, especially for anyone who is gluten sensitive, as it does not have any wheat product in it. Kitty
thanks a lot for this recipe. I am not going to buy store made granola any more !!!. As per others advice i did put inside oven for 5 -10 minutes ,Vow it is yummy. Thanks again....
Wow! Awesome recipe! My family love this recipe. Thank you for sharing. I took a previous reviewer's advice and baked the granola at 275 degrees for 10 minutes, turned the oven off and opened the door for another 10 minutes. The finished product was amazing!
I think this is great, and I followed all the recommendations - HOWEVER make sure that you don't leave it on too long when you are first cooking the oats some little oat crumbs got burned and then made the rest of the granola taste burned when it was all done.
really good! we added butterscotch chips at the very end... YUM!
The granola tasted great but I couldn't get the right consistency. I wanted something that would stick in clumps.
This is so yummy! I put a bunch of different nuts and dried berries in it. I love the effect of frying everything in the pan first. Makes it extra yummy.
This granola is easy and yummy! I was looking for something simple that I could use for fruit & yogurt parfaits and this fit the bill. I made it without nuts due to my son's food allergies, so I was glad to find a recipe that wasn't highly nut dependant. It's good even without nuts and dried fruit, but adding the cranberries or raisins is yummy, too! The only thing I don't like is that it probably isn't as healthy as other granola recipes due to the relatively large amount of butter, which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
Yummy! As a novice cook using a recipe I made this recipe for 75 servings, trusting that it would be easy and flexible for ingredients. I chose 75 servings to give me several breakfasts while on a sailing trip by myself so I could grab a bag and eat. I ended up with about 40 to 50 pounds (I didn't weigh anything), filling 55 one-quart ziplock bags half way, with two generous cups each. I mixed everything in a huge contractor garbage bag. I used 3 pounds almonds, two pounds walnuts, two pounds sunflower seeds, about 5 pounds raisins, a pound of dried blueberries, craisins, and a pound of dried apricots and mixed fruit. It is gooey and buttery, but it is so wonderful I cannot wait to get underway! Have fun with it.
I doubled this recipe and added rice crispies and a box of bran flakes cereal with dried fruit and almonds already in it in step #3 and put in an airtight container and shook it all together and it is soooo delicious. Most other granola recipes have you bake it for over an hour, this one is so simple and so good!
I have used this recipe over and over and it is so easy. I also use an electric skillet and it comes out great.
I followed the direction except for I added about 3/4 a cup toasted coconut. Upped the amount of oats to three cups instead of two and added cinnamon and vamilla. Next time I make this I will on;y add an extra 1/2 cup oats because with the addition of that and the coconut and not changing the liquids it came out a little dry. I will add more cinnamon next time and at least double the cranberries. I also turned on the oven to 450 degrees and then turned it off and let the granola bake on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes. I recommend doing this because it dries it out a little and makes it more like granola.
Tops. Will make again & again!
Mmm mmm mmm. This receipe is great, we use it with our vanilla yogurt everyday and can't get enough. I used maple syrup in place of the honey because as I was making it I realized I had no honey but with either one this is great. Thanks for sharing.
I made granola but only with what i had on hand. so i did not follow the recipe to the fullest....i cooked the oats for about 15 minutes because they didnt seem to get as toasty as i needed them until than. I than took a nice piece of peanut butter/chocolate fudge id recently gotten from the board walk and melted it down and poured it over the oats and added dried cranberry and cinnamon! I ate it over plan life cereal and i loved the taste! I also saved some for a snack n it was very good cold/dry for snacking during the day! Thanks for the start I love having fun with oats!
First one I've tried that didn't taste like tree bark.
This was the only recipe I found that I had all the ingredients on hand. I didn't change anything, and it is excellent. You do not have to put it in the oven unless you want it super duper crunchy. It turns out crunchy enough on the stovetop, and isn't that the point of this recipe? If you have other grains like flax or wheatgerm, I'm sure those would also be great in it.
It was pretty good. I accidentally burned it a little, and then I ate too much trying to decide if I really liked it or not. It seemed to be missing something. I'll give it another try, though.
Love this recipe. I used it as a base recipe and changed some things. But you can pretty much add what you want to granola. I added coconut and craisins and pecans.
I love all of the wonderful suggestions for this recipe. It took me longer to decide which version to make as to prepare it. I stuck with the totally stovetop method because it's July and too hot for turning on the oven! I used all ingredients listed, also added a quarter cup each of wheat germ, flax meal- at the end, and chia seeds - love the crunch! Also threw in coconut, walnuts and extra dried fruit by the handful, vanilla and almond flavorings, and finally an extra cup of oatmeal because I knew it would be too sweet for us. The result after five minutes of stirring was heavenly! Thanks for the inspiration, this recipe is a keeper.
Excellent! Substituted syrup for the honey, used Smart Balance Butter and added a little vanilla extract. YUMMY!
Oh my! Thank you so much for this yummy and super easy recipe. The stovetop method is easy cleanup and fast to make.
This is a great chewy, yummy granola recipe! I made it AS IS - I find it confusing when there are many reviews with variations, so I start with the basic recipe. This is easy, tasty, and a great base granola recipe.
Simply excellent! Thank-you for a granola recipe that doesn't take forever in the oven! Quick, easy, yummy!
This is a delicious granola recipe. It is chewy, but not too soft. I added an extra cup of oats after reading the previous reviews and thought it was perfect. It is great to snack on, and great with milk. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!
Wow! I ate this for breakfast and then lunch and as a snack all day long. We used oat groats, organic sucanat sugar instead of brown sugar and dried apricot pieces instead of cranberries. The groats provide a crunch and the flavor is more than amazing. You may also want to experiment with toasted flax and sunflower seeds. All are great additions to this simple recipe. I'm eating the remains of my granola as we speak. Thanks!!
this is a wonderful recipe! My family will grab a chunk of this Granola over a cookie =) Make sure you continue to cook it long enough after adding the oat mixture to the cooked sugars. this will ensure that the sugar mixture "candies" enough to make the oats crunchy as opposed to a gooey mess. =) (my sister adds that it's ALSO wonderful with Milk on top for breakfast ;-)
I have this for breakfast almost every morning. It is our family's favorite granola!
This was excellent and very easy. I burned it a little but it was still yummy. I reduced the butter and brown sugar in an attempt to make it healthier but it was a little dry and not as clumpy as I wanted. I will keep experimenting until it's perfect. I used it to make yogurt and berry parfait and they were yummy. I added ground flax seed and pumpkin seeds.
Delicious! I added toasted coconut and chopped, dried apricots. Man, what a great snack for something sweet.
so addictive! I was out of honey, so I substituted with pancake syrup instead-- it gave it a great flavor.
I loved this recipe! So easy. I added an extra cup of oats, I don't like things too sweet, and also a tropical mix of fruits and nuts along with the cranberries. Truely fab. Thanks!
Outstanding granola recipe! A very healthy snack that my family keeps asking me to make. I purchase the seven blend of dried fruit from Sams Club and add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, and banana chips. Incredible!
I use about triple the oats but only double the sweeteners (honey and brown sugar). It's not as mushy and not as sweet. I also preheat the oven to 350 and then when finished, just tuck the granola in and shut it off, leaving for 45 minutes - hour. My favorite toss ins (added to the butter and sugar mix right before the oats) are dried cherries, dried bananas and pecans. Like Banana Split granola.
I rated this 4 stars because I did change it a bit. I basically followed what another reviewer (Emma p) suggested. I actually forgot to use a little cinnamon, but it turned out great! I heated the oven to 400 and then turned it off and put the cookie sheet in the oven for an hour or so and it turned out fantastic. Nice and crunchy! Thanks, Emma!
I too cut the butter, brown sugar, and honey down. Excellent concept making it on the stovetop. Love to be able to have granola in 30 minutes or less. Can add just about anything, coconut, pecans, whatever!
THIS IS THE BEST GRANOLA EVERRRRRRRRRR. I HAVE MADE GRANOLA IN THE OVEN MANY TIMES BUT IT TAKES SOOOOOOO LONG. THEN I found this by a fluke and thought why didnt I think of making this on top of stove. I used this recipe using coc oil and dry coconut-cherries--salted cashewsand pecans. Was a little wet when cooled and put in 250degr oven 15 min and let it sit. Im calling it CRACK GRANOLA TKS for this recipe. It is now my secret and its soo versatile. I cant stop eating it.
FANTABULOUS! I add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, about 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and about 1/8 teaspoon sea salt. When using coconut, I mix it with the oatmeal before coating with the syrup. To make bars, use quick cooking oats and press into a 7x12 pan. I use old fashioned oats for loose granola. I wait to add the fruit and nuts until I'm going to use a particular serving of granola. Chopped dates are great!
Really easy and delicious. Plus, it is very easily customized.
easy. i did what another reviewer suggested: carefully broil 2 c oats, melt 2 T butter, 2 T brown sugar, 1 T honey, 1/2 t vanilla, dash of salt in saucepan over medium heat. add oats, 1/2 c almonds, some flax seed and heat for 4 mins. add 1/2 c cranberries for another minute. spray cookie sheet with pam, put in warm oven with broiler off for 30-60 mins to dry out.
VERY YUMMY! I live overseas and unfortunately our oven doesn't go below 350F...so I needed to find something I could cook on the stove. This turned out wonderful. I added the chopped almonds (left out cranberries), some dried banana chips, sunflower seeds and a few walnuts. SOOOO GOOD! Even my picky 2 year old can't keep his hands out of the bowl!
Delicious recipe! My boyfriend is addicted to this recipe :)
Very good recipe. I use a wok for plenty of room. I use 3 cups oats instead of 2. Also added a tsp of vanilla to the bubbly mixture. I used Old-fashioned oats because my batch with quick oats didn't turn out as well. Very nice granola and much cheaper than store-bought!
This is absolutely perfect as is! It's fast and no baking...better than the store, better than Mom's....I'm thinking Christmas gifts next year....Don't change a thing!
I always knew I was spending WAY too much money on store bought granola, but I never imagined that it was this easy to make! I'm all for simple and this recipe fits the bill. I did up the oats and added a little pumpkin pie spice. Man, this does taste good, and it makes the kitchen smell wonderful. Hubby says I can make this for him anytime. Think we'll take a big batch skiing with us next year! Thanks for a great recipe!
This recipe is really, really good. My only tip is to not take your eyes off of it after it goes back into the pan a second time! Mine burnt a little bit, but, that was my fault. Very fast too!
I absolutely love this cereal. My kids gobble it up every time I make it. The only changes in the recipe I made (as per my friend Mandi's suggestions)were 3c. of oats instead of 2. I added 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to the brown sugar, and honey mixture and add a tsp or Tbsp. of flax along with different kinds of nuts like sunflower seeds.
Easy and tastes great. I used some of the review suggestions to decrease the fat. Great!
This recipe is great! The first few times I made granola I followed the ingredients and directions as said. Now I've made this at least once a week for the last year. I give it five stars because it can be very versatile. It's quick and simple and you can adjust the ingredients for your and your family's personal taste. I usually reduce the amount of sugar, honey, and butter and often times make it without any add-ins. An easy and inexpensive breakfast or snack!
We love homemade granola. This didn't last long in my house, so I made another batch the next day. This time, I looked at other's suggestions and tried some wheat germ and semi-sweet chocolate chips. This one was gobbled up immediately also.
This was awesome and easy. I added vanilla and cinnamon but other than that I made it exactly as written. I may never bake my granola again.
This is a good base. I've been making granola bars for a very long time and wanted some broken up granola for my greek yogurt. I toasted the oats in the oven (accidentally burned them, oops!). I substituted applesauce for the butter, raisins for cranberries, and flaxseed for almonds. I also added in some peanut butter. This turned out very very sweet, which was not a bad balance for the tanginess of greek yogurt. But still, I would cut the sugar either in half or maybe even leave out completely the next time. I think the honey and dried fruit alone would sweeten it up just fine.
very easy and delicious!
This recipe is so yummy. I followed the directions exactly, including the 5 minutes of cooking at the end. I thought I was burning it, but turns out that if you let the honey/sugar/butter mixture come to a complete bubble and then cook the oats for 5 more minutes you don't need to dry it in the oven. Its clustery, perfectly dry, and so good. There is only one thing I'd like to know. How long will it keep in an airtight container? Next time I'd like to make a double or even a triple batch in the hopes it lasts longer than the afternoon.
This recipe is great because it is very quick to make and tastes great too. I leave out the nuts and craisins to use it as a topping for yogurt. Like others, I upped the quantity of oats to 3 cups.
This is my go-to recipe whenever I want granola--it's so simple and versatile. I usually do mine with cinnamon and raisins.
delicious and easy granola. I substituted 1/2 cup of the oats for rice crispies cereal. I also added a 1/4 cup of wheat germ and a cinnamon stick. I'll be making this often.