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How to Make Olive Oil Granola, Step by Step

November 27, 2014

This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients. This month we're talking cranberries.

Today: We're walking you through how to make perfect granola at home -- as clumpy or as uniform as you like it.

There's something about the smell of granola toasting in the oven -- it's like a combination of all your favorite baked goods at once. Making it at home also allows you to have complete control over every aspect of the recipe: sweetness, flavors, textures, and ingredients. Best of all, homemade granola means that you can enjoy a from-scratch breakfast even when you're short on time.

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To make sure that everything goes smoothly, make sure you have the right equipment first: a big bowl for mixing and a pan with raised sides so you don't lose ingredients to the floor or the oven. If you've always wanted to get those elusive clumps in your homemade granola, we've got just the thing -- all you need is an egg, and a bit of patience. Remember to store it in an airtight container -- it will keep for about a month, but ours never lasts that long.

This article was brought to you by Electrolux, who's all about great taste and the appliances to help you make beautiful meals in your own kitchen. Learn more here.

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Greatfallsdeb November 29, 2014
@jphiggins. Thank you. I was trying to do too thorough or specific search I guess. Sounds like you really endorse this one so I had better give it a try!
J. P. November 29, 2014
Like I said, it's a poorly written article. Go here -

this is the recipe for Olive Oil Granola - if you want cranberries put them in. If you don't want clump granola - use the egg.
Greatfallsdeb November 28, 2014
This makes no sense...I can't find any recipe with cranberries....and using an egg. Is it on the Food52 site or is this just a general article about granola? Does it have a different name?
J. P. November 28, 2014
@gnicholson and @ kristen walilcki - The article isn't written really well. You can find the recipe in the search option on the top right hand part of your page. BTW, I have made this recipe no less that 20 times and it's fantastic but beware because it's addictive. I have friends who beg for me to make it for them.
gnicholson November 28, 2014
kristen W. November 28, 2014
I would love the recipe for this. Is it listed somewhere?