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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Brunch, Granola, Healthy, Make-Ahead, Snacks

Granola

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Why buy sugary cereals from the local megamart when delicious and nutritious granola is so easy to make at home?
This recipe first appeared in Season 5 of Good Eats and was updated in Season 2 of Good Eats: Reloaded.
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  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup 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

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  • Digital kitchen scale
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

Procedure

  • Heat the oven to 250ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, cashews, coconut, brown sugar, and salt.
  • Measure the syrup and oil in a plunger cup. Add to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a half sheet pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a large bowl to cool for 30 minutes. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed. Store in an airtight container and enjoy for up to 2 weeks.
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