Crunchy Granola

In Desserts, Vegetarian on September 3, 2008 at 11:44 pm

This is a great granola recipe, and you should try making it since it is relatively simple to make, and it turns out really well.

As you can see in the pictures, I didn’t add any nuts in this granola. Instead, after baking the granola, I added about 250 gr. Of dried cranberries, that gives the granola a great delicate tart taste.

Crunchy Granola/ Kathleen Daelemans, foodnetwork (makes 10 cups)

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

Preheat oven to 135° C.

Line 2 oven baking trays 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.
This can also be done in a small pot. Just melt together the sugar and the water over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, and then add the vanilla and the salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto oven baking trays 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.

  1. This sounds great! I’ll give it a try soon.

  2. What a great idea to add the cranberries! I love the redish look they give the granola, and I bet they also give a serious up-kick to the whole thing, tastewise. Great job there, Naama!

  3. איזה יופי של בלוג!! מקסים ותאווה לעיניים.

  4. Chop chop a to z: Thanks!

    Miri: Thanks! the cranberries really do add a great falvor!

    Prettybaker: תודה רבה! :)

  5. i am always looking for new recipes for granola. i’d have to say that cranberries are definitely my favorite thing to add! thanks for sharing this great recipe :)

  6. Can’t believe how quickly this made up! Just stumbled across your blog only a few minutes ago and already have a batch toasting in the oven. Looking forward to having this for breakfast tomorrow! thank you, Naama.

  7. Megan: Thank you vey much! I am also looking for new granola recipe, so if you have any… :)

    Vanillabean: Thank you for trying the recipe, I really hope you will enjoy it! :)

  8. […] no added oil – if you need fat in your meal, just add some nuts to the granola: try nutty granola, crunchy granola, or the high protein granola in the dessert section of the Precision Nutrition […]

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