Saturday, July 26, 2008


My boyfriend and I were at the grocery store the other day picking up a couple items for a snack that evening. He loves yogurt with granola and fruit on top, and after going down the granola aisle I thought, this would be so easy to make and you can add whatever ingredients you want. So below is the base recipe, additional ingredients can be added - you just have to experiment a little and see what you like.

  • 8 cups rolled oats

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 4 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 2 cups nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 275F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat sugar and water in microwave on high abut 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.

Add vanilla and salt. Mix oats, nuts, and sugar mixture together until well combined. Spread on cookie sheets and bake about 45 minutes to an hour. When granola is cool, break into pieces and store in a tightly sealed container or bag.

For the nuts I am a big fan of almonds and peanuts, usually separate, but would also be great together. Other nuts and dried fruit would also work great in this recipe.

Original recipe courtesy of Food Network

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