Homemade Granola with maple syrup

This is my other favorite recipe when I am out of honey and I have real maple syrup in my pantry. Again, it tastes very similar to Crystal’s granola on Moneysavingmom, but it uses maple syrup to replace the honey. It doesn’t clump quite as well if you like bigger chunks of granola, but it tastes about the same and it’s perfect for the same “snacky” items as the granola recipe with honey . One side note, it does make less so go ahead and double this recipe if you love granola. Enjoy.

Homemade Granola (adapted from Fitness magazine, 2008)

4 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup raw sugar (you can use white sugar if you must)

4 tablespoons maple syrup (yep, use the real and it makes a difference)

optional add ins: 1/3 cup raisins, dried cranberries, cherries, apricots-cut these with kitchen shears

1/3 cup almonds, walnuts, pecans

I add 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 tsp. vanilla just like Granola recipe #1

Prehat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove and stir well, bake additional 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool or serve warm if desired. Serve with milk or yogurt.

How would you eat this yummy granola?

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  1. I make granola as well, but every time I bake it with the fruit, the fruit tends to burn (I bake it on 275 degrees for 1 hour), any suggestions? By the way, yours sounds really yummy and way less ingredients than mine, might have to give it a try next time.

    • I don’t bake mine with dried fruit because it’s already dried. Bake normally with nut choices and then add dried fruit after cooling and store in air tight container. I really like my microwave prep granola and baked at night; turned off to dry out; it’s so yummy and easy. I’ve been baking two pans for our big family, that’s 14 cups of granola to eat and share! http://momonamission.me/favorite-granola-recipe-1/ Copy and paste this recipe; it rocks!

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