Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I made a double batch of granola today because we are heading out in the RV soon and my little Advantium oven really can't accommodate large cookie sheets and I don't have the patience or want to spend the time it would take to bake small batches! This is a really tasty recipe and you can adapt it to suit your tastes which is exactly what I did to the original recipe!! Its great with milk, yoghurt, fruit, ice cream, chocolate - use your imagination!


Adapted from a recipe by Alton Brown

Episode EA1E06

3 Cups rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)

1 Cup slivered almonds

1 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts

¾ Cup shredded unsweetened coconut

¼ Cup + 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

¼ Cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup

¼ Cup vegetable oil

¾ teaspoon salt (I often omit this)

1 Cup raisins (I often omit this)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. (I usually only stir twice, after 30 minutes and after an hour – I think it makes for chunkier granola.)

Remove from oven and transfer into a larger bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.


  1. I have made this recipe, and it is fabulous! So easy too, and it makes the whole kitchen smell wonderful!

  2. I am not sure if I have seen maple syrup or coconut (I will have to look up the danish words!) here but I will check tonight. Maybe if I can't find it, I will see if Crystal can send me some! Ha!

  3. It really is very good, even right out of the bag.

  4. I am going to try to make your Granola this weekend since the batch Crystal made last week is already long gone. Thanks for posting the recipe!