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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Granola

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Granola, tastes just like Pop-Tarts! Another easy to make granola your family to enjoy. Granola is so easy to make, why buy it?

The one treat I remember from my childhood was Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts, I loved them! They were not a regular visitor at our table, but when they came home from the grocery store, I wanted mine toasted and buttered. In the beginning, Pop-Tarts did not come with frosting (which was too sweet for me, anyway), but buttered, straight out of the toaster nothing was better, or so I thought...but they were a sometimes treat. With 5 kids that little box did not last long!

I have never forgotten that combination of maple, brown sugar, and cinnamon surrounded by the toasty crust. Even though I have not purchased (or even eaten!) a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tart in over 40 years. But, I think this granola comes very close in flavor, and who doesn't enjoy reminiscing about their childhood? 

I also thought I would share this from Wikipedia,

"Originally not frosted when first introduced in 1964, it was later determined that frosting could withstand the toaster, and the first frosted Pop-Tarts were officially released in 1967. " 
The four original flavors were strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon, and apple currant.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Granola is easy to make and makes a new flavor to add to your granola rotation. While the recipes for Honey Almond Granola and Maple Pecan Granola do not contain refined sugar, this recipe is sweetened primarily with real maple syrup so you can still offer your family a healthy breakfast. 

For breakfast, variety see our recipes for Maple Pecan Granola and Honey Almond Granola, a delicious breakfast is easy with homemade granola in the cupboard!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • oats
  • walnuts
  • coconut shreds
  • brown sugar, you can make your own! recipe found here.
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • real maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla
You will also need the following:
  • large mixing bowl
  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • mixing spatula
  • large baking pan
  • storage container with a tight-fitting lid
Now we are ready to begin!

Easy and delicious Brown Sugar Cinnamon Granola, inspired by the Pop Tarts of my youth!
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Granola

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Granola
inspired by Pop-Tarts!
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

6 c old fashioned oats
1 1/2 - 2 c walnut pieces
1 c coconut shreds - unsweetened
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 t salt
1 T cinnamon

1 c real Maple Syrup
1/2 c coconut oil, melted in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.
1 t vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Melt the coconut oil stir in the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. 

Pour over the oat mixture, stir well to coat each piece evenly. 
Transfer to a large flat roasting pan. 

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Granola, another breakfast favorite.

Bake 15 minutes, stir well, bringing contents from the corner of the pan to the center, and from the bottom of the pan to the top. 

Bake 10 more minutes, stir once again, bake the final 5 minutes, or until a deeper golden brown color is achieved if desired. 

Let cool in the pan for 10 -12 minutes, stir gently at the 3, 6, and 9-minute marks. 

Let cool completely. Transfer to a lidded container, keep sealed tightly for freshness. 




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  1. That sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

  2. This is very similar to the granola I make. We much prefer our homemade to the storebought.

    1. I am with you, homemade over store bought! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

  3. I remember pot tarts- we did eat them for breakfast but now I realize they were nothing more than a sweet dessert probably full of chemicals. Anyway, your granola looks good and healthier and love cinnamon and brown sugar.

    1. I am old enough (YIKES!) I remember them coming out in 1964. They were not served often in our house, too many kids. But I always remembered the flavor combo of brown sugar and cinnamon. This granola is a fune change from my stock flavors I keep on hand.

  4. I only tried pop tarts a couple of times. I do like the flavour of cinnamon though so this does sound delicious.

    1. You can never go wrong with Cinnamon, especially when paired with a bit of brown sugar. Thanks for stopping by!


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