Power Granola

  • shaftermee Posted: 12/02/09
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    This is easy to make and makes the house smell great. It's got a lovely winter taste and with the cranberries adding a bit of red color will be pretty in little jars with ribbon for hostess gifts this holiday season.

  • weekendcook Posted: 02/03/10
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    Love this! I substituted pecans for walnuts, and light olive oil for canola. Baked to a deep golden color, and the resulting granola was crunchy. Will definitely make it again.

  • MegLee Posted: 08/13/09
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    This was an amazing granola recipe. I thought it was a bit too sweet (I tried some like I always do before baking) but it came out tasting WAY better! I took it out ever 7 minutes to stir it and it was perfect! Next time I think I will decrease the sugars somehow, but I will be making this again!

  • bakedziti Posted: 07/06/10
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    Thought this was a great healthy granola that tasted good as well. I used pecans in stead of walnuts and used dried cherries instead of cranberries. Next time I think I will substitute almond extract for the vanilla. Can't imagine ever buying granola again. Thanks

  • Steff2 Posted: 01/01/11
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    Wonderful greek yogurt add-in. A breakfast regular.

  • bschnieder Posted: 03/20/10
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    This is delicious! I have stopped buying granola and will make it from now on. It's so much healthier and cheaper. It was a little soft, so next time I baked it at 315 for 15 minutes on each side, and it was perfect crispy-ness for us. We have been switching up the dried fruit and nuts in it. It was even good with dried apples and a little extra cinnamon. Yum!

  • ashtralak Posted: 06/15/09
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    Easy & Delicious!

  • ebell99 Posted: 09/18/09
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    Simple, tasty and healthy. My daughter helped me make this. Perfect for a cold rainy morning. I'll definitely be making it again. Would be great for Christmas gifts.

  • EarthWoman Posted: 08/20/09
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    Love this granola!! making a batch right now. The first time I made it, I burnt it--but still tasted decent. I was expecting it to come out super crunchy and mine was slightly soft so i kept putting it in longer and eventually the oats tasted burnt. woops! I suggest making a double batch if you plan to have a couple people eating on it. I add cranberries to mine. I also added some wheat germ this time around for fun cause I had some. Great with yogurt or just plain. Kind of hard to eat though. I also dont have a jely roll pan so I just bake mine on cookie sheets (Which could be why its chewy.) Highly recommend this granola!

  • KellyONeil Posted: 09/06/09
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    This was my first attempt making granola, and this recipe was super easy and really delicious! I will make double batches every week.

  • lavertyds Posted: 02/05/10
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    This was easy and delicious - I didn't have orange juice so I used no sugar added white grape juice. I cooked it a lot but kept checking it so it did not burn... will make again and add whole almonds.

  • SoCalledJay Posted: 02/08/10
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    GREAT RECIPE! Nice to have in a bowl on the counter to just munch on throughout the day. Also tastes great in cereal, and yogurt. Will make again.

  • katiefarmand Posted: 03/15/10
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    YUM. Very good flavor. Mine did not get crisp by the time it was light brown...even after cooling. I put it back in a 200-degree oven for about 10 minutes, then turned the oven off and let it cool in the oven. Turned out crisp (but not so hard it breaks your fillings) and delicious. Will definitely make this again!

  • vballblondy10 Posted: 05/22/10
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    Amazing! Loved this granola, did not add the cranberries. Instead I just add fresh blueberries to my yogurt and granola. Yum!!!

  • Laylamama Posted: 02/02/11
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    I can't stop eating this and neither can my 2 and 4 year old girls! What a great alternative to expensive ready made granola at the grocery store and it was SO easy to make!

  • mamaseals Posted: 09/12/10
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    Very good, healthy granola. I substituted pecans for walnuts because that's what I had on hand. Also, I added come coconut, which made it almost too sweet. Next time I'll cut back on the sugar, and maybe add some wheat germ. Great recipe as is, though.

  • Storyteller Posted: 12/22/10
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    Best granola thus far! I substituted toasted pecans for the walnuts. Baked it almost twice as long until it was very crisp. I use my Silpat silicone baking mats and let it cool and set overnight. It slid off the mats in big chunks. Cleanup was very easy. Mom's going to love her Christmas present.

  • anniescott Posted: 02/07/11
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    Delicious. My husband, who is not usually thrilled with granola, really enjoyed this and requests it again. I am a granola lover, and appreciate a recipe that is lower in fat. This is becoming a staple in our home. Thanks!

  • jnjohnston Posted: 09/03/11
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    Very tasty and easy to make. Much better than store bought.

  • DanaPE Posted: 12/11/11
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    This is a great recipe! For those of you who don't like the stickyness of this, I used 2-3 tbs maple syrup instead of the honey, which made it more crunchy and less sticky. I also cooked it at 315 degrees for 15 minutes, mixed it, and baked for another 15 minutes.

  • fittoeat123 Posted: 02/29/12
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    This is AMAZING granola- I have used fresh oj, and sometimes add a little coconut. I never have flax seed on hand but I'll have to try it next time. LOVE IT

  • lexy7070 Posted: 01/07/13
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    Why have I waited so long to make my own granola!? This stuff is great!

  • SWalsh Posted: 02/04/13
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    This granola is so easy and absolutely delicious! I read other reviews and baked it at 315 for a total of 30 mins. I used almond extract and dried cranberries in the first batch and vanilla extract and dried blueberries in the second batch. Not sure I'll ever buy granola again...

  • KLStorck Posted: 06/03/12
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    Just made this tonight and it tastes great! I used a different combination of nuts/seeds based on what was on hand, but kept the spices and sweetners (although I did only add 2 Tb of brown sugar). A winner in my book!

  • WakeAndBake Posted: 10/10/12
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    Addicting Granola. Followed recipe except used cherry craisins and baked total of 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes

  • Lucita424 Posted: 02/19/13
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    I will never buy granola again. My family loves this recipe and so do I. It tastes great with yogurt, with milk or by itself. I have made different variations like making it with dried mango and coconut. But just amazing.

  • megspears Posted: 09/01/13
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    This was easy and delicious. Even my 3 year old loves it.

  • steponme Posted: 01/26/14
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    Missouri City, TX

    Delicious taste, great texture and easy to make; my new homemade cereal;-)

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