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This is the only granola recipe you need. While some recipes are too sweet and others don't bind into those super-satisfying clusters, our approach solves for these snafus and also allows for improvisation: You can swap in any nuts, seeds, or dried fruit you have handy, and adjust so yours is higher in protein or lower in sugar.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2021

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Credit: Frank Frances

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes about 7 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. In a large heatproof bowl, combine oats, nuts and seeds, salt, and cinnamon.

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  • Bring brown sugar, honey, and oil to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Pour over oat mixture; stir to combine. Spread in an even layer on prepared sheet.

  • Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until golden and crisp, 40 to 55 minutes. Let cool completely. Stir in fruit. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Cook's Notes

For a speedy transfer, break up big chunks with a spatula, pinch and lift opposite ends of the parchment, and funnel the granola into a jar.

Variations

For more protein and less sugar: Use 1⁄3 cup brown sugar; fold in 1 whisked egg white and
3⁄4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (for flavor) before spreading onto sheet.

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Reviews (1)

3 Ratings
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Rating: Unrated
11/13/2011
Delicious! It's a bit time consuming but it's great to know what is actually in your cereal. I left out the oil, flax see, and wheat germ because it was not available in the grocery, and it didn't seem to make a difference. I also reduced the oven temp and cooked it a little slower to achieve a golden brown without over-toasting. This is a great recipe and I highly recommend it!