Maple-Almond Granola

  • froguh23 Posted: 12/15/08
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    This is a good base recipe for granola. We've changed up the fruit and nuts each time we've made it. Cooking time for us was less than the recipe stated. 25-30min was perfect. When we baked for 35min, it was definitely overdone.

  • Genevieve1 Posted: 05/24/09
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    For me, it lacked a depth of flavor. Probably won't make again.

  • cdarlington Posted: 02/27/11
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    I am addicted to granola, and it is so easy to make. This is a great recipe because I am always looking for a low fat version since many out there have so much fat. I used figs and raisins, and it is yummy.

  • Linz7577 Posted: 12/29/10
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    This is a great granola recipe! I love how the house smells while it is baking. I'm not a fan of canola oil so I have used walnut and/or almond oil intead. I like adding dried cherries with the raisins and omitting the dried apricots. Everyone raves about this granola. Last year I put it in little gift bags and gave it out for the holidays.

  • CreativeHolly Posted: 12/12/10
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    This was my first time making granola! I am so pleased with how delicious it turned out. I do have a few tips for those who try this recipe. After reading all of the other reviews I decided to add a splash of vanilla to the liquid mixture as a handful of reviewers said the recipe was bland. In addition I added a little bit of unsweetened coconut after the first ten minutes of baking and I also added an extra sprinkle of cinnamon during the twenty minute stir. After it was baked to a golden perfection, I stirred in chopped dried apricots and cherries. A TIP FOR FELLOW GRANOLA BEGINNERS: The oats will be golden and still slightly soft after the 35 minutes of baking...don't let the softness worry you. As the mixture cools it will become nice and crisp. I have saved my modifications as they made the granola so flavorful and I will make this recipe again and again. Tip for the reviewer that said they wanted clusters. Don't stir so much. Just lightly stir and it will cluster.

  • megsmagoo3 Posted: 12/19/11
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    Love this recipe. I have memorized it. It's great for on the go snacking. After I bring the wet ingredients to a boil I add a little vanilla, maybe 1/2 tsp or so. and I change up the dried fruit every time I make it so we don't get bored of it. We also make it with the Gluten free oats

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