I read the reviews beforehand and noticed that a couple of people mentioned it was too sweet, so I just added the maple syrup and it was plenty sweet. I can't imagine adding more sugar to it, especially if you add it to sweetened yogurt. Also, I used quick oats because that's what I had on hand and it turned out fine.
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.
21 Reviews for Maple-Nut Granola
I've tried tons of different granola recipes over the years, but always come back to this one! Everyone who tries it raves about it. I occasionally tweak it a bit using half honey, half regular syrup, and a bit of molasses when I don't have maple syrup, and it's still awesome. Also usually add a few cashews as well. It's become our family specialty!
Tried this for the first time today. I used coconut oil instead of canola, and 1 cup dried cranberries. Added a little hemp and chia seed, and omitted the brown sugar. Its just the right amount sweet (I don't like my granola grocery store sweet - if I did, I'd buy it there!), and no flavor is too overpowering. Yum.
Great in yogurt or on top of high quality vanilla ice cream with a little bit of warmed Smucker's butterscotch topping. (Although with this is certainly not low fat food, but soooo yummy.) Would rate this 10 out ouf 5 (!)
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!!