Recipe by Alison M
"A great granola recipe that's a perfect addition to cereal, yogurt, fruit or even just to enjoy plain."
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I used Splenda brown sugar blend in this recipe and pecans instead of walnuts. Once I took it out of the oven, I let it cool and then tossed in a heaping cup of organic raisins. Nice granola recipe--I was worried about using Splenda but really, it turned out just like any other granola recipe.
This was a tough one. I really liked the flavor. Although the recipe says sweet and salty, I would not call it salty at all. I liked the combination of cinnamon with the walnuts. My main complaint was the oats are super chewy. I think it has to do with the fact there is no oil in this recipe at all. But that makes it healthier, so it is a toss up for me. Hence, the 3 stars. If I were to make it again I would add 1/2 cup oil, 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and less sugar. I'll have to update after these changes are made. Until, then I will still enjoy this tasty, chewy granola that is not salty.
Nice combination of sweet and slightly salty! This was a simple recipe to throw together and it was much lower in fat than most due to it's lack of oil. I used a combination of walnuts and almonds and upped the vanilla a bit. This was good with raisins and dried cranberries. Delicious all by itself, but a great topper for oatmeal and yogurt!
This is my recipe, I just wanted to note that unfortunatly the salty was supposed to come from peanuts, which some how got left out of the recipe when edited. I usually use all differnt types of nuts, which didn't get included so maybe try that! :)
This was my first experience making granola and I am very happy with the results! I did make some changes based on some ideas I got from other granola recipes I read on this site. I liked the recipe because the ingredient list is short and sweet... a perfect starter recipe and most (if not all) of the ingredients can be found in many kitchens! So here's my changes: I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1/4 cup of maple syrup (in place of the 1/4 cup brown sugar I omitted), I used quick oats, I substituted about 1/2 cup pecans for all the walnuts since that's all I had, and viola!!! I did have to bake quite a bit longer. I checked and stirred the granola on a baking sheet every 15 minutes for about 45-60 minutes. It was chewy still when I finally took it out but it was golden brown. I left it on the counter top in the pan to cool for several hours and it got crispier and crispier. Finally I put it in a Tupperware container before I went to bed and by then it was very crispy, perfect granola!
I loved this recipe! I was a little apprehensive when I saw 'salty and sweet' but this makes it work. Thank you!
Excellent basic granola recipe - and I love that it doesn't use oil! I added a cup of chopped pecans to give a little variety, and used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice plus 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon instead of a full two teaspoons of cinnamon. I had trouble getting the oats to clump together, but didn't mind because the taste was so great! Next time I make this, I might make a little more of the liquid mixture to really coat everything more thoroughly and hopefully get it to clump a little better. My boyfriend couldn't stop eating this, and said it got rave reviews when he took it into the office! I highly recommend this simple and relatively-healthy granola recipe!
This granola lives up to its name, as it is very sweet, and somewhat salty. I found it to be just a tad too sweet, though. I used about 2/3 cup of walnuts, and added some raisins as well. Next time, though, I am going to add all of the walnuts, because they got coated with the brown sugary coating, and toasted in the oven...so yummy! They made the granola worth eating! I don't think that I over-baked mine, but it did turn out very hard, almost too hard. The cinnamon and vanilla flavors are very strong...and I only used 1 tsp. of vanilla! All in all, this is a good recipe that I will probably make again. Thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Salty Granola
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 53
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