Basic Granola

Basic Granola

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded unpeeled apple
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • nonstick cooking spray
In a large bowl combine oats, apple, and wheat germ; mix well. In a small saucepan stir together honey, water, and cinnamon. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla or almond extract. Pour over oat mixture; mix well.

Spray a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick spray coating. Spread oat mixture evenly in pan. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven about 45 minutes or till golden brown, stirring occasionally. Spread onto foil to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


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Cooking Note:

If you'd like to get granola with a few clusters in the mix, mix in 1/2 cup flour with the dry oats. It will help some of the oats to clump together while cooking.



This is a basic granola recipe with apples and cinnamon. It's easy to make and cooks up golden brown and toasty.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank MrsBuckeye for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Basic Granola?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.


From HeidiBarnes
Rating (out of 5):  

It was good, but was just slightly over done. Next time, I think I'd cook for an hour at 275 degrees. I'll let you know if I try it again.

Comment submitted: 3/3/2013 (#15299)



From paydayray
Rating (out of 5):  

When we make this we dice the apple very small. I don't think I'd like it shredded. Try it our way and I bet you'll like it.

Comment submitted: 6/7/2011 (#12763)



From Jamie
Rating (out of 5):  

This is a family favorite! My children snack on this until it's gone.

Comment submitted: 12/24/2010 (#11776)



From B
Rating (out of 5):  

Everyone in my family loves this granola --- great with yogurt!

Comment submitted: 7/27/2008 (#5979)



From Ann

At last... a recipe without oil! I'm looking to refine my own recipe without oil. Now I'll try this one.

Comment submitted: 12/3/2007 (#4106)





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