Granola Redux

For my cousin who dislikes morning mush and all other Little Rascals appreciators.


4 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup sliced almonds or another shape, same size is better

1 cup raw not roasted sunflowers

1/2 cup raw sesame seeds if possible (wasn't for me today)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup veggie or olive oil

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons corn syrup (optional)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add ins:

Big handful dried apricots chopped

2 big handfuls dried cranberries

Any dried fruit you like

Any size chocolate chips you like – 1/2 to 1 cup

Mix all dry ingredients. Bring oil and syrup to a simmer in small pot. Add corn syrup and vanilla to pot. Turn off heat. Mix wet ingredients with dry. Let soak 10 minutes. Spread on baking paper on baking sheet. Cook for 40 minutes or longer for more toasty tasting granola. Let cool and add the extras.

Eat – B



Published by Betsy Karetnick

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4 thoughts on “Granola Redux

      1. This is awesome. My husband is over the moon. I think I will make it for Christmas gifts for the special “givers” in my life. Thank you so much. Lyn

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