Vanilla granola with yogurt, strawberries, and blueberries - a healthy, festive 4th of July snack. :)
I have made another granola recipe, but I like this one better. This one smells like cookies as it bakes, because of the brown sugar and honey in it. It tastes like a yummy oatmeal cookie in a bowl. The brown sugar gives the granola such a rich, deep flavor; it is delicious! It goes really well with yogurt and fruit or milk. I enjoy it either way.
The recipe calls for 1/3 cup oil, I reduced it to 1/4 cup to make it a little more figure friendly. :) It turned out great with the reduction of oil. The granola doesn't get crunchy in the oven, it gets crunchy as it cools.
Happy 4th of July!
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup golden brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
Mix oats, walnuts, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine oil, honey, and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour hot liquid over oat mixture; stir well. Using hands, toss mixture until thoroughly mixed.
Spread granola on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer sheet to rack; cool granola completely.
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