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    Does anyone have a recipe for homemade granola? I have only one, and I'd like to try something new.

    Thanks!
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    i love granola but i hate the price tag on it!
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    Homemade Granola

    2 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 cup sliced almonds (I've also used chopped pecans)
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    4 Tbs (1/2 stick) butter
    1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup honey
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 cup favorite dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, bananas, etc) or M&Ms (for a sweet treat )

    Preheat oven to 400 F
    Line a 9-inch square baking sheet with foil so you have extra hanging over edge for handles and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
    In a medium bowl, mix oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt.
    Combine butter, sugar and honey in medium saucepan, over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted and mix begins to boil.
    Add vanilla and stir. Remove from heat.
    Pour butter over oats, add fruit, mix until well coated. Transfer to baking sheet and press oats evenly into pan with spatula.
    Bake until top is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Lift out of pan by foil handles. Cool completely. Crumble into pieces. (If you're adding M&Ms, do it here after you crumble it.)

    DB loves this and this last time I made it I added M&Ms and Reese's pieces for a sweet treat

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasusdancing View Post
    Homemade Granola

    2 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 cup sliced almonds (I've also used chopped pecans)
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    4 Tbs (1/2 stick) butter
    1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup honey
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 cup favorite dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, bananas, etc) or M&Ms (for a sweet treat )

    Preheat oven to 400 F
    Line a 9-inch square baking sheet with foil so you have extra hanging over edge for handles and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
    In a medium bowl, mix oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt.
    Combine butter, sugar and honey in medium saucepan, over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted and mix begins to boil.
    Add vanilla and stir. Remove from heat.
    Pour butter over oats, add fruit, mix until well coated. Transfer to baking sheet and press oats evenly into pan with spatula.
    Bake until top is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Lift out of pan by foil handles. Cool completely. Crumble into pieces. (If you're adding M&Ms, do it here after you crumble it.)

    DB loves this and this last time I made it I added M&Ms and Reese's pieces for a sweet treat
    Thank you! Can I use canola oil instead of butter? Will it still work the same/proportion wise? Also, how much does this make? I'm gonna make it tonight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie! View Post
    i love granola but i hate the price tag on it!
    Me too! Hence the homemade! Also the bags are always so small..the last one I literally got three mornings out of. Ridiculous. The recipe I have is super time-consuming, so this should be a good change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitten35 View Post
    Thank you! Can I use canola oil instead of butter? Will it still work the same/proportion wise? Also, how much does this make? I'm gonna make it tonight!
    I'm really not sure, I've always used butter. I know the proportion would be different because the consistency and amount of water in the butter/oil is different. This is a conversion chart for butter to olive oil, but I'm sure you can use canola oil instead of olive oil.

    Butter and Olive Oil Conversion

    I hope this helps and you enjoy the recipie. I love it. It makes quite a bit of granola, about 3 cups or so.



    Make sure you keep an eye on the edges, they tend to brown before the middle does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitten35 View Post
    Me too! Hence the homemade! Also the bags are always so small..the last one I literally got three mornings out of. Ridiculous. The recipe I have is super time-consuming, so this should be a good change.
    The recipie I use is super easy and takes like 30 minutes! I have a more time consuming recipie but when I found this one I was converted

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    Thanks! This was yummy!
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