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
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.