sprite writes
broodings from the burrow

July 15, 2010

posted by soe 2:31 am

Does anyone have a granola recipe they’d like to share?

I made up a batch tonight, and, while it made the house smell lovely, it’s not all I was hoping for. I mean, it’s fine, but it’s not great.

So far, I’ve tried Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Granola and Mark Bittman’s Crunchy Granola. They’re perfectly serviceable recipes. They just don’t create the sort of granola that you write blog posts about. (Or, I suppose, they do, but not in a flattering way.)

So, anyone got a recipe they love? I would prefer one that isn’t prepared in a crock pot, since we don’t own one, but otherwise I don’t have any requirements. I prefer a bunchy granola, but would be happy with a flaky one if it had superb flavor.


Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 2 Comments.


Susan’s recipe was a huge hit in the Juniper Moon Fiber Farm group.

I made a granola type cereal a few times that I liked. It’s been ages though so I really should try it again.

Maple Vanilla Whole Grain Cereal

1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup honey
3 T canola oil
1 1/2 T vanilla
4 1/2 cups oats
1 cup quick-cooking barley
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup honey crunch wheat germ
1 t ground cinnamon
cooking spray
1 cup dried fruit, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, whisk together liquid ingredients and spices. Add remaining ingredients and toss until well coated. Spray a jellyroll pan with cooking spray and spread mixture evenly across it. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from the oven, stir in dried fruit and allow to cool completely in the pan. Store in an airtight container.

Comment by Julie 07.15.10 @ 6:38 am

@Julie: Thanks! I’ll give this one a try next time.

Comment by soe 07.18.10 @ 12:53 am