First Try- Homemade Granola

I tried to make my own granola today, for the first time.  It was good, but I did learn a few things..

1. Don’t cook for 45 mins
2. When trying a baking recipe out for the first time, make small quantities.

My granola was slightly overcooked, and I think that has to do with the 45 min baking time and also the instant oats I used.  Nevertheless, here is the recipe:

3 Cups Oats
1 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Pepitas
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
3 tbsp Veg Oil
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Mix together honey, vanilla, oil, and sugar. Add in all ingredients and stir until coated. Spread over a lined baking sheet and cook at 325 for 20-30 mins. Stir a few times throughout cooking.


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    Ruff said 16/02/2010, 20:04:

    ah! looks awesome. im scared to bake anything :(

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    Jon said 17/02/2010, 02:35:

    Mmmmm. My breakfast tomorrow!!

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    Lovely way to start the day!

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    Indeed! I love Two Peas and Their Pod, Maria!

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    Glad you gave homemade granola a try! I find that it is so much better than anything you can buy in stores. I have a recipe of my own posted on my blog, it involves a lot of dried fruit and makes for the perfect brunch!

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    CaraCakes said 28/01/2012, 14:41:

    I’m going to try this right now! Not really sure what all is going to end up in there since I didn’t plan ahead, but it sounds like it will taste amazing regardless!

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