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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola Recipe

Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

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"Delicious as a snack, sprinkled over fresh fruit or yogurt.  Or use as an easy topping for a fruit crisp."

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Original recipe makes 2 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Combine old fashioned oats, quick oats, pecans and wheat germ in a large bowl. Combine maple syrup, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture evenly on greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 300 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until oats are toasted.
  3. Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store in airtight container.
  4. Serving suggestion: To make yogurt parfaits, layer 6 ounces vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen fruit and 1/4 cup granola.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 01, 2014

I love all the ingredients of this recipe, and my house smelled wonderful while it was baking. I was hoping for just a little more of a clumpy result in the final product. My granddaughters liked this, and that's good enough for me! Thanks, Mazola!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2014

After this was finished, I thought it tasted pretty good. I always have an issue with store-bought granola being way too sweet. As I don't have a large family, I changed the servings to 4 to try out the recipe. It yielded about 2 cups of granola. I lined a large baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with PAM spray. I actually had the cinnamon suggested I had bought from a spice store. It has a much stronger taste than traditional cinnamon. The cinnamon and vanilla really came through. Only issue I had was that the oatmeal mixture was not coming together. I ended up doubling the maple syrup and corn oil. I also added a sprinkle of sea salt. Both were good ideas. As I was only making 1/4 of the recipe I watched it closely in the oven. I took it out after about 25 minutes stirring every 7-8 minutes. It still got a light brown color and a crisp to it. I tried a little with cranberries first and found them too sweet for this. I opted for using golden raisins instead. Going to try tomorrow with a parfait.


12 Ratings

Mar 01, 2014

Oh my healthy goodness! I received Mazola corn oil for free in exchange for my honest review. I couldn't wait to get started and decided this would be the perfect recipe to make on a rainy day. My house smells amazing and the granola is simple yet very tasty. Surprisingly I have yet to make granola and this was my first experience with it! I love vanilla and cinnamon so this is a new favorite recipe!

Jun 18, 2014

This was easy, versatile, and tasty. I had a bunch of dried berries and sliced almonds, so that's what I used and it turned out great. I used this to top some Greek yogurt with honey and it was a great snack! I'd make this again, and often.

Jun 04, 2014

Is my first time making granola , I really love the flavor not too sweet , and as an experiment I cook half recipe adding the dry fruit at the beginning and the other just at the end . Well now I now why you have to put the dry fruit last is because it will burn. The other half is delicious

Mar 04, 2014

This recipe made the house smell amazing!! I was also hoping for more clumps in this granola, but it works well when adding to yogurt or making a parfait. More clumps would have made an awesome cereal. :) Watch the time carefully as this bakes!!

Jul 01, 2014

Super yummy! my family really liked this. It seemed like a lot of cinnamon to add but the final result tasted perfect! I will be saving this recipe to make again.

Jun 18, 2014

Surprisingly good! Chock-FULL of nutrition! Used pure Canadian maple syrup, toasted slivered almonds and the really, really good (expensive) vanilla, and heart-healthy Mazola Corn Oil. This is a very good breakfast dish. I'd make it again!


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  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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