Thursday, August 14, 2014

Best Granola Ever

Hands down, this is the best granola recipe I have tried. I have made it countless times over the past few months, but I keep forgetting to take good pictures of it (since I'm usually too busy eating it). It's Alton Brown's recipe, and you can modify it using different kinds of nuts, but it always turns out perfectly. What I think is distinctive about it is the fact that you slow-roast it - it's not time consuming at all to make, as long as you set a timer every 15 minutes or so and just give it a stir in the oven.


3 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup pecans or walnuts (he uses cashews)
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins (or you can put any chopped dried fruit here)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a food processor, pulse the nuts a couple times to chop roughly. Mix oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar in a bowl.

In another smaller bowl, mix syrup, oil and salt. Pour into the oat mixture, mix well, and spread over a big cookie pan. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to turn the oats over.

Once done, mix in the dried fruit.

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