Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Favorite Granola

From my friend, Erin

4 1/2 c. old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1/3 c. sliced almonds
2 t. cinnamon (I use less, probably half this)
1/2 t. salt (optional)
1/4 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. apple juice
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. raisins (or dried cranberries)

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

Stir together oatmeal, almonds, cinnamon, and salt (if desired), in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, apple juice, and vegetable oil; pour over oatmeal mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.

Spread mixture in an even layer onto a 15x12-inch baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring twice during baking time.

Cool mixture in the pan before adding raisins/craisins. Store granola in an airtight container.


  1. You should try and substitute the vegetable oil with coconut oil (if you like the coconut flavor that is). If you try it, let me know what you think! thanks for sharing this :)


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