Homemade Granola

Inspired by Molly Wizenberg’s piece “Breakfast Outside the Box” in this month’s Bon Appetit, I made granola last night while listening to the new The New Pornographers album (it is so fun, so good, so lovely). I grew up eating my aunt’s homemade granola (with ice cold milk, not yogurt…I have the same preference to this day), which she would drop off in a mason jar every couple of months. So I snapped up the chance not only to make granola, but Molly’s granola (see here, here and here for more on my adoration for all things M.W. from Orangette). Anyway, while I may have burnt my granola just a bit, I added a little pinch of sugar and craisins which sweetened the whole thing up again. Here’s the recipe:

Everyday Granola
Serve this with yogurt or milk—or eat it plain as a snack.
Makes about 5 cups

Recipe by Molly Wizenberg

* 3 cups old-fashioned oats
* 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
* 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
* 3 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt
* 1/3 cup honey
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 cup assorted dried fruit

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. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight.

Before oven



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