Homemade Granola

Total Time:
1 hr
15 min
45 min

12 cups

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup good honey
  • 1 1/2 cups small diced dried apricots
  • 1 cup small diced dried figs
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquids over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Pour onto a 13 by 18 by 1-inch sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even, golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add the apricots, figs, cherries, cranberries, and cashews. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.

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This recipe for granola is super easy and absolutely delicious. The reviews that are negative are because the granola was not cooked properly. This is not a recipe where you can put it in the oven and walk away. You have to check on it every 10 min or so and turn with a spoon. My oven cooks fast so I cooked at 325. Also it did take closer to 35 min rather than 45 min, but if you are checking on it then you should be fine and shouldn't have burnt granola. Mine was perfectly crisp and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I would have read the reviews before making this. Confused as to why so many would rate it 4 stars when there is an obvious error in the instructions. Mine burned like so many others. One star for this expensive disaster. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried many granola recipes and this was by far the best. I am reading the reviews and there are a lot of complaints about cooking time and burning. I wonder if those reviewers inadvertently used quick cooking oats, or thinner cuts of nuts, etc. I only stirred mine twice, cooked as directed, and it was toasted perfectly! Go Ina and thank you for this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Meh. It was an okay recipe. I didn't have any issue with crisping, because the mixture never became soggy in the first place. I was hoping for large chunks of granola, but I guess the photo doesn't show that either. As for cooking time, the trick is to use raw nuts & take the mixture out of the oven once your kitchen is filled with the wonderful aroma of roasted nuts. At 350, that was 6 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty recipe, but there must be a typo on the cook time and temperature. Mine burnt after 15 min. I tried it again by lowering the temp to 300 and cooking it for 25 min...stirring frequently. Also, you can lower the amount of oil used and add brown sugar if you like a sweeter granola. It crisps up nicely once it cools. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A good base recipe but definitely look to the reviews to make this a 4-5 star recipe. Like many others I reduced the temperature to 300 and put a piece of wax paper on the baking sheet which really made all the difference. 30 minutes at 300 degrees and turning every 10 minutes seems to be the key; and like other people said, the granola will crisp up while cooling and not in the oven. A few tweaks to the recipe: I added walnuts instead of almonds or cashews (but that's a personal choice) and I reduced the amount of oil to 1/2 cup and added a bit more honey. Also a dash of cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract really tied everything together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first batch following the temperature and timing instructions ofcooking the granola at 350 degrees for 45 minutes turned out to be a moist, expensive, way over toasted mess! Following the suggestions of other reviewers and a friend, the recipe turned out PERFECT making only a half batch for the recommended cookie sheet size, using a little less oill, my friend's recommendation of lining the cookie sheet with cooking sprayed parchment paper which prevented any burning at the edges and allowed for ease of stirring, and baking at only 300 degrees with stirring every 10 minutes. After 40 minutes of cooking and allowing the granola to cool, crunchy perfection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
not good at all...i am so upset because I love all Ina recipes...I should have paid more attention to the reviews people put in here, but I was trying to do a quick fun activity with my 4 year old. It is way too high of a temp and too long to cook. If that was fixed I bet the taste would be good. I would guess 275 even or if you do 350 for like 20 mins. I didn't realize that it gets its crunch when it is cooling. I kept it cooking waiting for it to crisp up...Still well below the recommended time to cook... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm over this recipe. I've tried it multiple times and something goes wrong every single time. The first time I made it, it was burnt black. The second time I adjusted the time/temp and it was only slightly burnt. This time I adjusted time/temp again and the granola never got crispy. I baked and baked it and let it cool multiple times and its wet and soggy. The recipe definitely has too much oil. I'm giving up and finding a whole new recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is easy and delicious; I've had it for breakfast or a snack with my homemade yogurt nearly everyday this week. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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