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6 Delicious Granola Varieties—and How to Make Them at Home
The best thing about granola? We say it's the range of add-ins, from peanut butter to maple syrup and quinoa. Here are six delicious varieties—plus recipes to make them yourself.
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Udi's Gluten Free Au Naturel

Proof that granola can be as simple as one, two, three: This blend is made of certified-gluten-free rolled oats, wildflower honey, and canola oil. That's it. Add your favorite fruits and nuts, or enjoy it straight from the bag. ($6.50; supermarkets)

Do-it-yourself ingredients
2 cups regular or gluten-free rolled oats, 2 Tbsp. canola oil, ¼ cup honey, and ½ tsp. salt.

For homemade versions of these packaged varieties, follow the classic granola baking directions using the do-it-yourself ingredients.
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Erin Baker's Homestyle Oatmeal Recipe

The rich cinnamon and vanilla evoke the flavors of an oatmeal raisin cookie—in a more virtuous form. ($4.50; supermarkets)

Do-it-yourself ingredients
2 cups rolled oats, 2 Tbsp. canola oil, ¼ cup honey, 1 tsp. molasses, 2 tbsp. raisins, ½ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. pumpkin-pie spice, 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (optional), and ½ tsp. salt.
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Julie Anne's Berry Yummy PB&J

This sweet and nutty combination works just as well in granola as it does in a sandwich, with dried strawberries playing the role of the jelly. ($6; Whole Foods Market)

Do-it-yourself ingredients
2 cups rolled oats, 2 Tbsp. canola oil, ¼ cup honey, 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. sweetened coconut flakes, ¼ cup unsalted peanuts, ¼ cup chopped dried strawberries, and ½ tsp. salt.
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Kind Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters

Sweetened with maple syrup, these bite-size bunches are perfect for eating by the handful as an afternoon snack and are full of healthy extras like chia seeds, millet, and buckwheat. ($6; Whole Foods Market)

Do-it-yourself ingredients
2 cups rolled oats, 2 Tbsp. canola oil, ¼ cup maple syrup, 1 tsp. molasses, ¼ cup uncooked millet (or quinoa or buckwheat groats), 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, 2 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional), and ½ tsp. salt.
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Love Grown Cocoa Goodness

A dusting of cocoa powder baked right into the oats yields deep, dark chocolate flavor in every spoonful. ($5; supermarkets)

Do-it-yourself ingredients
2 cups rolled oats, 2 Tbsp. canola oil, ¼ cup agave nectar, 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and ½ tsp. salt. After it cools, stir in 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips.
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Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Original

Coconut oil and coconut palm sugar give nutritious grains like quinoa and amaranth a tropical, caramel-like sweetness. ($8; purelyelizabeth.com)

Do-it-yourself ingredients
2 cups rolled oats, 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, ¼ cup honey, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. uncooked quinoa, 2 Tbsp. chia seeds, 2 tsp. cinnamon, and ½ tsp. salt.