This is the BEST granola recipe! Loaded with oats, honey, almonds, coconut and raisins. Sweet and crunchy and easy to make! Makes over 10 cups of delicious granola.
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The Best Grains and Mix-Ins for Granola
The main ingredient in granola is oats. For this recipe the best oats to use are old fashioned rolled oats. You can use quick oats as well. In fact, it’s what I used for this batch because it’s what I had on hand! The flavor is the same, but you don’t get as many clusters. The recipe calls for 8 cups of oats. You can drop that down to 7 cups of oats and substitute a mixture of flax seed, wheat germ, quinoa, or any other grain you’d like to add.
What kind of oil do you use in Granola?
I use canola oil, but you can also use corn or coconut oil.
The Best Mix Ins for Granola
We like raisins and almonds, but you can add pecans, walnuts, dried cramberries or dates! Just make sure to add any dried fruit after the granola comes out of the oven. They do not need to be added in before baking.
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The BEST Granola REcipe
One of my favorite parts about this granola is the coconut. It toasts perfectly while baking and adds such a delicious flavor!
The BEST Granola Recipe
- 8 c. uncooked oats
- 1 c. coconut
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. honey
- 1 1/2 c. water
- 1 1/2 c. oil vegetable, canola, coconut
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. chopped pecans
- 1 c. chopped almonds
- 1 c. raisins or dates
- Mix everything together thoroughly (except for raisins).
- Spread evenly in 2 shallow baking sheets and bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir granola and rotate baking sheets. Bake another 30 minutes. Stir granola once more. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until granola and coconut is golden brown.
- Add diced dates and raisins as desired. Granola may feel moist, but will dry as it cools.