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Crunchy Caramelized Granola

The best granola with a caramelized brown sugar flavor, simple ingredients, and clumpy texture!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3 cups Quaker Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 cups of dry mix-ins pecans, walnuts, almonds, coconut chips, seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit raisins, apricots, dates, cranberries, etc


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine oil, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Add all dry ingredients, minus any dried fruit.
  • Mix well to combine and spread onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely, allowing granola to clump.
  • Add dried fruit and store in an air tight container.