Alton Brown Granola

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)

Gluten-free

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