Making granola makes my kitchen smell so good. The smell of cinnamon and maple fills my kitchen. It only takes ten minutes to put this granola together and as soon as it comes out of the oven, I have to eat some.
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup slivered or chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 - 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (Sometimes I use honey instead.)
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except the raisins. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet (11x17 inches works). Place granola in oven. Stir after baking 10 minutes. Then bake until golden brown, 20 minutes or more. Add raisins. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Makes 6 servings of 3/4 cup each.
Made with 1/2 cup syrup: Calories: 367, Carbs: 58, Protein:8, Fat: 13, Fiber: 6.
Made with 1/3 cup syrup: Calories: 340, Carbs: 50, Protein: 8, Fat: 13, Fiber: 6.
Pure maple syrup adds more flavor than maple flavored table syrup. I used Ellie Krieger's Nutty Granola (video) recipe as a starting point.