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Breakfast Treat

Posted by  ·  January 15, 2008  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

A favorite breakfast around here is yogurt topped with granola. This granola is super easy and really tasty —very crunchy!


Granola Recipe

1 1/2 cups brown sugar OR (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar)
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt (I use Kosher salt)

8 cups rolled oats (not quick or instant)
2 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans, walnuts and slivered almonds)

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Combine brown sugar and water. Place in microwave (use a large microwave safe bowl –mixture will bubble) on high for 5 minutes or cook on stove top until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from stove or microwave, add vanilla and salt.
Combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets or a very large jelly roll pan (12 x 18) and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy. You may add in dried fruit as it comes out of the oven. Store cooled granola in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Kathleen Daelemans “Crunchy Granola”


  1. Saturday, November 14th, 2009
    The granola is fabulous!! My kids and I love it by itself or in a bowl with milk. I have both ways with brown sugar and with brown sugar splenda. Both are wonderful. I will add that I added LOTS of nuts: cashews, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. After it was done baking I added raisins and snipped apricots. DELICIOUS!!!!!!
  2. Monday, March 23rd, 2009
    Sounds yummy! We've evolved a favorite granola at our house, with fruit juice serving as part of the sweetener and moisture--so a little less sugar and oil. Highly kid-approved. Thanks!

  3. stacy
    Friday, January 18th, 2008
    We made this two mornings ago and are still munching away on it. Amazingly, it's the first granola my gal has liked. Yay!

    May I also please have your address? I've no plans for stalking you - but would love to mail a thank you card for the tag blankie!
  4. janet
    Thursday, January 17th, 2008
    I "borrowed" your picture of Toll House Pie ( my camera is acting up) and gave you credit and linked back to here. Maybe you will get some new readers.

  5. Thursday, January 17th, 2008
    Looks yummy!!! Now if only I could get my kids to eat it! LOL!
  6. Robyn
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
    Yea! You are back! I have missed your posts! Thanks for the yummy recipe! I am so going to try it soon.
  7. Cath
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
    What is your secret to such beautiful pictures on your blog?
  8. Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
    Nice to read you again! I should try that - sure looks yummy.
  9. Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
    ..i can eat my weight in granola. I think we'll try this tomorrow morning. :)
  10. Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
    Yummy..this is my favorite breakfast or snack.
  11. Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
    Hurray, you're back!