This recipe gets 4 stars for not using oil to make granola. This recipe is also good as a basic granola that you can add whatever you want to after it is baked. I baked it first as written and then baked it again with modifications.
I agree with other reviewers that felt that cooking this granola at 350 degrees F is too long and too hot. It was also not sweet enough for our tastes.
First I made this with the suggested ingredients and baked for the 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, stirring and checking it at 10 minute intervals. I used parchment paper in my two pans. It browned up nicely. Unfortunately, it was burnt tasting.
Next the modifications: I made my second (and third!) batch with more liquid ingredients; I mixed up 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup apple juice and 1 tsp vanilla. This time I cooked it, as other reviewers have suggested, at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes mixing it up and switching my pans after 10 minutes. I pulled it out before it got brown or hard/dried out. There was even some moisture remaining when I stirred it up after I removed it from the oven. It dried as it cooled. This combination made the perfect crunchy, sweet-tasting granola.
I will use this recipe again as modified.
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This recipe gets 4 stars for not using oil to make granola. This recipe is also good as a...