Becky Luigart-Stayner
6 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

This granola makes an ideal snack when skiing (or hiking or snowshoeing). Serve leftovers with yogurt or milk for breakfast the next morning.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 3

Combine water, honey, syrup, sugar, and oil in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour over oat mixture; toss to coat. Spread oat mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until golden, stirring every 10 minutes. Place in a large bowl; stir in apricots and raisins. Cool completely.

Step 4

Note: Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Ratings & Reviews

klem01's Review

July 26, 2014

megsmagoo3's Review

December 19, 2011
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

cdarlington's Review

February 27, 2011
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's Review

December 29, 2010
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's Review

December 12, 2010
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.

Genevieve1's Review

May 24, 2009
For me, it lacked a depth of flavor. Probably won't make again.

froguh23's Review

December 15, 2008
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.