Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Basic Granola Formula

Start with about 8 cups dry to 1 cup wet for a mildly sweet, crunchy granola, but feel free to adjust the proportions to your taste from there.

Dry (choose a few or all):

  • Rolled oats (5 to 6 parts)
  • Scottish or steel-cut oats
  • Wheat germ
  • Flax seed
  • Almonds, walnuts, pecans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Shredded coconut (unsweetened)


  • Canola, vegetable, or olive oil (1 part)*
  • Honey or maple syrup (3 parts)

Also add (per one cup wet):

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt

*Don't be scared to use olive oil; even extra virgin imparts little flavor on the final product

Preheat oven to 250° F.

Combine dry ingredients and pour onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Combine wet and pour over dry, then gently mix. Bake for about 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.

After baking, add 1-2 parts dried fruit such as raisins, blueberries, or cranberries.

from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen

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