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Brown Sugar Baked Granola

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups rolled oats (don’t use quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup butter (not margarine)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium to large pot, melt butter, then mix in sugar and water.
  3. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Combine.
  4. Add oats. Mix well.
  5. Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. The granola won’t stick to the parchment paper, so it’s a must to use!
  6. Bake for 15-25 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t burn. See tips.

Notes

– If you like granola more chewy, then bake it for about 15 minutes. If you like it more crunchy and with more toasted oat-y flavour, bake it longer.

– One thing to note, the granola will harden as it cools, so don’t fret if it’s falling apart. After about 15 minutes or so of cooling, it will harden into chunks.

– I think next time I would substitute in some honey for a nice honey flavour punch! (I would probably do 1/3 brown sugar and 2/3 honey.)

– You can also substitute peanut butter for the butter if you want to make Peanut Butter Granola. (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup peanut butter)

– For extra nutrition add chia seeds, hemp seeds, raisins, shredded coconut…use your imagination!