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