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Crunchy Granola

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 45

Why I Love This Recipe

I got this granola as a gift at Christmas from a friend. She loves it and provided me with the recipe. I added the part about pressing the mixture into the pan prior to baking to make it clump together. This makes it easier for me to eat as a snack mid-morning yet my husband can still crumble it up for his morning cereal. Easy, easy, easy!

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. water
4 t. vanilla extract
8 C. rolled oats
2 C. Almonds, chopped if you like


Preheat over to 270 degrees.

Combine brown sugar and water in a microwave proof bowl.

Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes, cook until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from microwave and add vanilla and salt (if desired).

In a large bowl combine oats, nuts and brown sugar mixture.

Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Split mixture between two 9x13 glass pans and press mixture into pan with back of spatula.

bake 45 minutes to 1 hour until golden and crunchy.

Cool completely, store in an airtight container.

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