Maple Cinnamon Granola

by Kathy Strahs on November 8, 2010 · 10 comments

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I don’t consider myself to be a picky eater in the least…except when it comes to breakfast. And particularly when it comes to breakfast cereals.

The bottom line: I just can’t handle soggy cereal.

That means anything with flakes or puffs is automatically out. The presence of the words “crunch” or “clusters” in the name is often promising. But they usually try to sneak some flakes in there too so, again, it just doesn’t work for me. Granola – with its robust crunchiness that generally stands up to milk admirably – is really the only breakfast cereal I enjoy eating. As of this past weekend, I now enjoy making it on my own as well.

This Maple Cinnamon Granola, from the back of The Silver Palate Oatmeal package, is positively snackable. When I’m not topping my Greek yogurt with it for breakfast, I’ve been stashing an airtight jar of it right next to the leftover Halloween candy. I dare say the granola is winning out over the M&Ms. It’s the cup of maple syrup that makes it so sweet and crunchy and irresistible. Suffice it to say that toasting oats and nuts with maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon resulted in ridiculously amazing autumn-like aromas in my kitchen.

Oh yes, this is one breakfast cereal I can embrace!

Maple Cinnamon Granola



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Aleta November 9, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I’m with you on soggy cereal, Kathy. I’ve always hated it, even as a child. But granola sweetened with maple syrup is another story. I make one very similar to this but the Silver Palate version looks easier.
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The Duo Dishes November 9, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Ugh. Soggy cereal of any kind is the pits. The pits! Granola always holds up so well. Would it be terrible to put this on a little ice cream? :)
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Kathy November 9, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Ummm…ice cream would be PERFECT with this. :-)

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dani November 10, 2010 at 5:49 AM

I think I will have to give this one a try this weekend :)

thanks for sharing!
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Angela November 12, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Just tried this and loved it! We had everything in the pantry already! Will definitely make this again.

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Kathy November 12, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Makes you look at granola in a whole different light, right?

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