Salty and Sweet Granola Recipe

I haven’t made this recipe in a long time, so I thought I would share it today. Mostly to give me some inspiration. When I first came across the original recipe for a salty and sweet granola, I did not even know that rolled oats were different from regular ones. Once I figured it out, I was ready to rig another recipe.
 Salty and Sweet Granola Recipe by Being A Wordsmith



3 cups rolled oats
A bag of a blend of pistachios, almonds, cashews, and peanuts (or 1 cup pistachios, 1 cup slivered almonds, 1 cup cashews). I remove the peanuts from the bagged blend to make it a healthier recipe. The bagged blend also prevents having to shell the pistachios.
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup golden raisins

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Salty and Sweet Granola Recipe by Being A Wordsmith

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. Smash the brown sugar if it’s lumpy.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Pour that mixture over the the oats and nuts mixture and stir. Spread it on a greased sheet pan. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven and let it cool a little bit.

Salty and Sweet Granola Recipe by Being A Wordsmith

Add golden raisins, mix until evenly distributed. Enjoy some and place the rest of it in an air-tight container.


Have you ever made granola?

Do you pair your granola with yogurt? Something else?


See ya later,


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