I should have listened to the other comments and 1/2 the sugar. Too sweet. Second time I made it I used only the maple syrup and no brown sugar. I also added cinnamon and a couple tablespoons of natural peanut butter (using lots of the oil on top) and less canola. Really good- will make this my "house" granola recipe from now on. All my friends want some too!!
From EatingWell: November/December 2008
We love the maple-nut flavor combination of this heart-healthy granola, but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts or dried fruit for your own custom blend.
17 Reviews for Maple-Nut Granola
This granola is so delicious. I couldn’t find coconut flakes, so I omitted them, since I didn’t want to use the sweetened coconut you find in the baking isle of the supermarket. However, I did add ½ cup of banana chips when I added the raisins and dried cranberries. I will definitely make this again, and following other user comments, I think I will omit the brown sugar and use light maple syrup. This is a keeper.
I just didn't really enjoy the taste of this granola that much. I also also burned the first batch; the second time I made it I reduced the baking time by 20 minutes and it was better. It's just okay in my opinion. I used a combination of craisins and dried (tart) cherries instead of raisins as I didn't have any raisins.
I filled jars to give as holiday gifts for my neighbors. Two neighbors have already knocked on my door asking for the recipe. Very tasty and so simple to make!