Granola

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.

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    This is a great granola recipe. I changed the types of nuts and dried fruit. I used almonds and pecans and dried cherries,strawberries and raisins.
    This stuff is the bomb! I added additional nuts and baked....Soooooo yummy!
    Since the nuts were salted already i didn't add any salt to the mix
    I thought that raisins were always optional?
    Really delicious granola! Made this yesterday for my boyfriend and we both loved it. Didn't have any cashews, but still, it was delicious. Added around 2 tsp of cinammon, used unsweetened cocconut and reduced the maple syrup and sugar to 1/3c each. Will definitely be making again!
    Correction: reduced them to 1/4 c each, obviously. hehe :)
    I've made this a few times -- it's tasty, but I make a few changes. I'm basically doubling the quantity, but changing a few ingredients along the way. I add in all bran and grape nuts (about 1.5 to 2 cups each), increase the oats to 4 or 4.5C, increase the coconut to 1.25 to 1.5 cups add 1/4 cup molasses, 2 tbsp of honey, a touch of cinnamon, and an additional few tbsp of oil. This stuff is killer!!
    also decrease the syrup by 2 tbsp, that's where the honey comes in!
    I have made this granola several times and it is my favorite! My husband asks for it for his birthday! I leave out the coconut and cashews but double the almonds. I have some in the oven right now!
    With the following modifications 5 stars... too sweet for our family as written - we omitted brown sugar and used unsweetened coconut. Used the 1/4 c. maple syrup. Delicious and still plenty sweet. As written I'd say more of a dessert than a breakfast.
    IT IS SOOO GOOOODDD!!!!! didn't have sweet shredded coconut, I only had unsweetened finely shredded coconut and I added it. Just added a bit more sugar and honey. It tastes GREAT!!! even kids love it!
    DIDN'T HAVE BROWN SUGAR, INSTEAD USED SUGAR AND HONEY
    We love this Granola. I have tweeked the recipe a little as we try to limit our sugar. Used Truvia instead of brown sugar, used unsweetened coconut & sugar free maple pancake syrup. It is still an awesome snack or cereal. Much better than anything pre-packaged.
    Very adaptable recipe. Used pecans, raisins, sunflower kernels, coconut, oats. A little less salt, a little more maple syrup. Yummy, great on top of yogurt.
    Swap Buckwheat groats for the almonds... its amazing.
    Best dang granola I've ever had. I'm eating it right now and had to log in and comment on how delicious it is. I added 1/2 c. golden raisins and 1/2 c. cranberries. Didn't have cashews - used copped pecans instead. Only used one sheet pan as others suggested and stirred every 15 minutes as directed.
    I was just sitting and thinking I haven't made Alton's trail mix in a while, I'll have to check out the recipe and make a batch again. Got a craving and after reading these reviews I remember why. Thanks for the memories, can't wait to get started!
    Just delicious!!! Easy to substitute anything too.
    I have been making this for about 5 years or so. I have made it with dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries, dates... everything except raisins. I usually use almonds or pecans. I prefer REAL maple syrup over flavored corn syup and it makes a world of difference with this recipe. Alton is the bomb and as usual, gave me a recipe I will keep forever!
    I make this granola recipe all the time...it is my fav! I've tried other recipes and found them to be drier and tasteless. Some reviews complain of the cooking time and stirring every 15 minutes but I feel the low temperature really caramelizes the sugars and makes it so tasty. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
    cooking time is too long
    Excellent recipe! Used sliced almonds instead and didn't use raisins, and opted for one cookie sheet, and it turned out excellently.
    The best recipe for granola! I modify the recipe by toasting the oats separately from the nuts (I add pecans too) and coconut. I found that nuts and coconut toasts a lot faster than the oats. I also make it with Gluten Free oats for my celiac husband. - Thanks Alton for this tasty granola recipe!
    This is super good, I did adjust some things since I basically used what I had in my pantry. Instead of veg oil, I used coconut oil and dried cherries and currants instead of raisins. I also added cinnamon because I love it. Very easy to make and fully worth it.
    Excellent recipe and easy too!
    So good! I added extra salt for a salty/sweet flavor and pecans in place of walnuts.
    This is delicious, don't change anything!
    This recipe is super ! I substituted the raisins for cranberries, added pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds, used agave syrup instead of maple syrup and added some imitation coconut extract for added flavor. As mentioned by another person earlier, I'd suggest turning the oven down to 225 degrees.
    Great taste and crunch!!! I made this recipe to the T the first few times, but surprisingly it's quite a lot of calories. Of course, there are plenty of other things out there that are more unhealthy than granola, but after measuring everything, it was a little over 500 calories for a cup of this stuff, and I don't know about you, but I couldn't stop eating it after just a cup.  
     
    I used only a few sprays of canola oil instead of a tablespoon of oil, only used 2 tablespoons each of brown sugar and maple syrup, and didn't like too many nuts so only used 1/2 of what the recipe called for. Granola tasted just as good and it was only about 350 calories for a cup, which is a bit better. 
     
    Wonderful core recipe, will continue to make it!
    This stuff is fantastic! While I use about the same ratio for the dried fruit, I combine golden raisins, dried blueberries and dried cherries. Great for a long car trip, to have something good to munch on. Girlfriend referes to it as homemade, crunchy, candy.
    It was a good basic recipe. I increased the oats to 4 cups and it was still too salty for my taste. I reduced the salt to 1/2 teaspoon with the 4 cups of oats. I also didn't use as many nuts - only 1/2 cup of each. My oven browned too fast at 250 degrees so I turned it down to 225. Raisns and craisins and/or any other dried fruits were nice additions.
    Love it! And the guests in our inn always rave about it too!
    Great as is but so versatile! I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the maple mix. Also used dried cranberries instead of raisins. You can put in a cute mason jar with a bow. Perfect hostess gift during the busy holidays.
    i have a nature daycare and we make this all the time... its the best recipe1 
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