Easy-Peezy Caramel Granola Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
Tried this because it looked super easy. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, I also used less butter and caramel sauce then suggested. I did not put any white sugar on at the end. It didn't seem necessary to me. 1 made 2 half batches. The first one I cooked for about 8-9 minutes. This is too long unless you like nearly burnt granola. The second batch I did for 5 minutes, this batch is much better in color and flavor. Overall a good recipe. Thanks.
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Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2010
I finally found an easy granola recipe!! I have found this recipe to be forgiving as I add a little chopped nuts and dried fruit to it which caramelizes nicely in the pan from the brown sugar! I save so much money now that I dont buy my Granola from the cereal isle!
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Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2009
liked it but it had alot of cinnamon in it, and my granola never got crispy.
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Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2009
I hate to give this a 4 star, but it just didnt work well for me. I used a stainless steel skillet on my flattop stove which I think greatly contributed to my mistake. I would NOT do this on high on a flattop stove. I think I will try the oven next time. I used 1/4 cup butter and added 1 cup rice krispies. I sauteed the oatmeal/brown sugar/cinnamon mix for 4 mintues on high but it was starting to burn already. I removed it from the heat to add the butter and it continued to burn, even after I added the butter and caramel sauce. It looks burnt,and tasted burnt, but I will continue to use it in my granola bar recipe because I dont want to waste it. I think its a good idea for making granola, but I will put it in the oven next time on wax paper. Let you know how it works out.
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Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2008
The flavor was good. But I let it cool for a few hours, and it was still mushy. I followed the recipe exactly, and then added 1/2 c. raisins to the mixture. It was too mushy so I put it in a 450 degree oven to toast a bit. Good flavor though!
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Reviewed: May 31, 2008
I halved it, but changed it a little bit. I used 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of canola oil to lighten it up. It seems like the recipe calls for too much butter. Also, I added 1/2 teaspoonful of vanilla extract to the butter/caramel mixture. And right after the oats and butter are mixed but before it cools, I added a handful of caramels cut in halves. It got all melty with the granola but still held some form- worked very well. I think this recipe was good, but needed something else to add crunch, either nuts or Rice Krispies.
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Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2008
Very yummy snack. It was all gone from us munching on it before I could use it on yogurt or ice cream! The only things I did differently were to add about 1/4 cup each of walnuts and pecans, and I used half of the recommended butter. de-lish!
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