By Alton Brown (Food Network)
Link to Alton Brown Granola recipe.
GV comments: Before I found this on Food Network, I found a version of this recipe in a cookbook. When I searched the internet for the recipe, I found that Alton Brown's recipe was suspiciously similar to it. One of those "theme and variations" that happens to online recipes. It's difficult to determine where the recipe first began. I like to link to Alton's recipes because he has videos.
Here are the variations I prefer.
- Substitute 3/4 cup of seeds (pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower) and an extra 1/4 cup coconut for the cup of cashews
- Decrease the dark brown sugar and maple syrup to 1/4 each. Otherwise the granola is too sweet for me.
- Make sure the dark brown sugar is completely broken up when you mix it with the other dry ingredients.
- I use a scant 1/4 teaspoon salt instead of 3/4 teaspoon
- Vary or mix the dried fruit (dried cranberries, dried blueberries, craisins, etc.)
Timing: About 90 minutes
Affordability: Total $10 or less
Nutrition: About equal processed/unprocessed (the oil and brown sugar are the processed ingredients in this recipe)