Crunchy Granola

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

Yield:
10 cups
Level:
Easy

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NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or slivered almonds
Directions

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.

Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown ef="http://www.foodterms.com/encyclopedia/sugar-syrup/index.html" class="crosslink" debug="381 392">sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.

When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.

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