granola recipe

Posted on: Thu, 10/12/2000 - 1:10am
nonuts4us's picture
Joined: 06/05/2000 - 09:00

Does anyone have a (hopefully easy) recipe for homemade peanut/nut-free granola?

Posted on: Mon, 09/24/2001 - 4:55am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Brought this back up in the hopes of getting some good responses!

Posted on: Mon, 09/24/2001 - 12:20pm
doreen's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

I DO! I have to find it now. I'll get back to you.

Posted on: Sat, 09/29/2001 - 12:07pm
doreen's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

1/4 cup honey
3 T oil
1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup nuts (thought I would mention this, because it was part of the recipe, and note that before I had my daughter I never added them)
1. Heat oven to 350
2. Mix together in bowl -- honey, oil, vanilla and salt.
3. Add oats, wheat germ, coconut (and for those of you who still eat tree nuts add the nuts)
4. Mix thoroughly.
5. Spread into baking pan (9 inch square)
6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
7. Turn granola over with spatula so it will brown evenly
8. Return to oven and bake for another 10 to 15 min.
9. When cool add raisins.
(Store in air tight container)
Hope this helps. It's easy. I got the recipe in middle school! (I won't tell you how long ago that was!)

Posted on: Sun, 10/07/2001 - 1:19am
dsklamer's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Granola Bars
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 1/4 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup each raisins and chocolate chips
1/4 cup wheat germ
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-by-2 inch pan. In a lafge bown with a handheld electric mixer set on medium speed, beat sugars and margarine until fluffy.
Blend in honey and vanilla. slowly add flour, cornstrach, cinnamon and baking powder; beat at low speed.
With a wooden spoon, fold in oats, rice cereal, raisins, chocolate chips and wheat germ until well mixed. Place in prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool competely and cut into bars.

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 9:42am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I'm just reraising this thread to add another granola recipe, which I got off one of those food shows on T.V. This one, in my book, is idiot proof, fast, and EASY! Best of all, the whole family loves it, which is a major feat in itself.
Crunchy Granola
Recipe courtesy Kathleen Daelemans
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups rolled oats
*** 2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or slivered almonds (Of course, we omitted this last ingredient and it tasted great. Also, I dried some apples, mangoes, and pineapples in the oven as a replacement for the nuts if anyone in our family wanted to add a different flavor.)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.
Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.
When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.
Yield: 10 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Posted on: Wed, 04/03/2002 - 4:17am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

raising up for another member from main discussions!

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 5:15am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I needed to make a substitute granola bar for my son for his school snack, so I used the cookie recipe on the back of GrapeNuts. I spread the mixture in a 13x9" pan and it worked fine, adjusting the time, of course. Even DH likes it!!
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter *THAT'S A LOT!*
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups GrapeNuts
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix flour and baking soda in a small bowl. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed to soften. Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in cereal, oats and cranberries. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 5 dozen.
Again, I put mine in a pan for "bar cookies" and adjusted the time. I think I left mine in too long - it's pretty crumbly, but more like granola, I guess. If you do it that way, I suggest keeping a closer eye on it than I did!! [img][/img] Oh, I also put chocolate chips in half of it for my son - it tastes really good like that!

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 10:28pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

That *is* alot of butter. Funny, I noticed that when looking for Grape Nuts pudding recipes(that many of the recipes with them had tons of butter). I had decided to buy some and we all just found we did not really enjoy them, though I could eat them the regular way with milk. I guess it takes all that butter to make them taste good, LOL! Becca

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 11:48am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

What wheat germ do people trust? I haven't even started to resarch this product yet and want to make some granols bars this week for my PA DD.

Posted on: Mon, 04/11/2005 - 2:44pm
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Simply re-raising. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]


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