baked granola

November 3rd, 2008

I picked up the baked cookbook a few weeks ago and I’ve been dying to try out a recipe. The granola looked like a safe place to start, not too indulgent but still drool-worthy.

I gathered all my ingredients and set to work. This recipe first coats the oats in a mixture of cinnamon and salt, then a combination of honey and brown sugar that infuses them with flavor as they bake. Let me tell you, that mixture rocks my world. It gives the granola just a pinch of sweetness that’s offset by the nuts and dried fruit. The result is a delicious warm, hearty granola that goes the extra mile. We topped some fresh coconut yogurt with it for breakfast this weekend and both of us went back for seconds.

easy homemade granola
from baked

makes 1 pound

2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole almonds
1/3 cup hazelnuts*
1/3 cup golden raisins*
1/3 cup dried cherries

*I didn’t have either of these, so I just substituted pecans.
Preheat oven to 325°
1
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2
In a large bowl, toss the oats with cinnamon and salt.
3
In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk until fully combined.
4
Pour the honey mixture over the oats and mix with your hands until fully incorporated.
5
Bake for 10 minutes.
6
Flip oats with metal spatula and add almonds. Bake for 5 minutes.
7
Flip with metal spatula and add pecans. Bake for 10 minutes.
8
Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, add cherries and eat up!
Will keep for up to 1 week in airtight container.

Comments: 5 Total

  1. megan

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    i love granola and have been meaning to try making a batch of my own for some time now. this recipe sounds like the perfect one-golden raisins and cherries sound great! i’m definitely bookmarking this :)

  2. sarah

    June 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    made this today. THE BEST granola that i have ever made. i used walnuts & almonds and diced apricots & golden raisins. i love that you can taste the salt and that the cinnamon has a strong predominant flavor. i’m already planning on making this again (tonight? tomorrow? how long can i hold off?) and trying it with different dried fruit and possibly a little almond flavoring. thanks for posting this recipe!

  3. links london

    April 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    thanks for posting this recipe!

  4. Leaflet Distribution

    August 5, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for the recipe idea. I will be trying it out.

  5. Colleen

    December 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good granola recipe – I loved this one! Ended up using it for holiday gifts. I made mine with cashews, pine nuts, pistachios, dried strawberries, blueberries and cherries and topped with toasted coconut – basically whatever Trader Joes had. :D

    Thanks for posting!

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