Sunday, January 13, 2013



This isn't your typical granola. Oh no. It's soooo much better. It's extra crunchy and doesn't get soft and oogy in milk. Try it out, you'll love it.

4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups sliced almonds
1 1/3 cups roughly chopped hazelnuts (big chunks are good!)
1 1/3 cups raisins
1 1/3 cups dates
  • Set your oven to 310F
  • Toss oats with cinnamon, salt and brown sugar
  • Add the oil, honey, maple syrup, and vanilla
  • Mix well, I use my hands to be sure that every single oat is thoroughly coated ;-)
  • Spread out onto baking sheets
  • Bake 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle with almonds 
  • Stir, flip it around, then spread out again
  • Bake 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle with hazelnuts
  • Stir, flip it around, then spread out again
  • Bake 10 minutes
  • Cool about 10 minutes, then break up. It's a lot easier to do this when the granola is still a bit warm
  • Mix in the raisins and dates
  • Wow your friends and family
You can always substitute other kinds of nuts or fruit in the granola. Think cranberry almond, or apricot macadamia. Mmmmm.....


  1. Yay, I'm so making this! But minus the maple syrup. I'll eat bee spit but not tree blood!

  2. oh yeah, me too. This looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mm, sounds delish. Might have to give it a try

  4. I'm soooo slow to get around to catching up with you -- I hope things are going well there. This granola looks fabulous -- I love crunchy. I had fun reading some past posts -- how was the tablecloth shirt received? It looked like a fantastic gag gift!