Monday, October 26, 2009


I have been trying for quite some time now to perfect the art of granola-making, and I think I have finally done it.

It's still not as good as Milk and Honey Cafe's granola, but it's pretty darn close.

The following granola recipe is amazing and easy to make. Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any feedback.

Cranberry Granola
3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
handful of brown sugar (you can be liberal with this)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 handfuls of dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, making sure to wrap it around the outside edges.

Stir the oats, nuts, seeds, oil, honey, brown sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Make sure to evenly coat the dry mixture with the oil and honey.

Once the mixture is completely coated, spread the granola evenly across the aluminum foil on the baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar across the top of the granola before placing into the oven.

Bake the granola for 20 to 30 minutes, turning the granola every 10 minutes. Bake until the nuts are slightly browned.

After baking, allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet. Loosen the granola from the aluminum foil with a spatula, breaking it into small chunks as you go.

Once the granola is cooled and removed from the baking sheet, mix in dried cranberries, raisins, or whatever other candied fruits (or chocolate pieces) you prefer.

*If you like your granola to have a drier consistency, use less honey and brown sugar than listed above.

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