We can’t get enough of this granola! Ever since the recipe (adapted from Molly Wizenberg’s Everyday Granola, Bon Appétit, June 2010) was published, I make a batch probably every other weekend. We eat it five or six days a week. I have mine with Greek yogurt and strawberries and Tony has his with milk. It’s so easy. It makes your kitchen smell so good while it’s cooking and I promise, you’ll discover why Molly called it EVERYday granola! If you only read this blog once and make only one recipe, it should be this one.
PS…Molly is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit. This recipe appeared in her column “Cooking Life.” I hadn’t paid much attention to her prior to this (aaagh…sorry Molly!), but soon after, bought her book, “A Homemade Life” (which I LOVED!) and now follow her blog Orangette.
Homemade Granola to Eat Every Single Day
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded cocount (I prefer sweetened; the original recipe calls for unsweetened)
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup assorted dried fruit (I usually use Trader Joe’s Golden Berry Blend)
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Stir honey and oil in saucepan over medium-low heat until smooth. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; toss. Spread on prepared sheet. Bake until golden, stirring every 10 minutes, about 40 minutes. Place sheet on rack. Stir granola; cool. Mix in fruit. Store in an airtight container.
What could I add instead of the pecans, almonds, and coconut? My daughter is allergic to tree nuts sadly.
Hi Barbara, I actually (acccidentally) left the coconut out once, and it was fine. In fact, I don’t usually consider myself a fan of coconut, but like it in this. The original recipe called for adding ginger, which I didn’t like, but maybe just to replace the coconut with another taste? You can substitue any other kind of nuts. Sunflower seeds? Pepitas? Or just leave the nuts out. Our daughter had a boyfriend at one time who had a tree nut allergy AND he was a vegan! That was challenging at times. Thanks for checking out the blog.
could you use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil?
Hi Nancy, I haven’t, but just Googled and found many granola recipes that DO use coconut oil, so I think you’re good! Let me know how it turns out. And thanks for “visiting”!
could i use coconut oil instead?
Hi Sistie, I’m baking your “everyday granola” right now ! It’s my first attempt & I added peanut butter & flax seed & omitted the dried fruit (only cuz i didn’t have any on hand).
I’ll let Miss Drew review it for you when it has cooled ! So exciting!!
That sounds yum! Let me know how you (and especially Miss Drew) like it. I made a batch Saturday. I used agave syrup instead of honey.
Miss Drew “really, really wubbed it” (her words) & I added some of it to my pancake batter this morning..best crunchy , crispy ,pecany ,oaty pancakes ever!! Gonna try your white bean chili recipe next !! xo