I have been making granola on a regular basis this winter (here's my all-time favorite recipe!). One thing I always have a problem with, though, is neatly transferring the baked granola from the big baking sheet to a bowl. It slithers and scatters everywhere! Then I realized there is a very, very simple solution for this.
I love parchment paper; it makes so many baking jobs easier. And granola is definitely one of them. Simply line the baking sheet with parchment, leaving a little extra at the ends. Then, when the granola is baked and cooled, lift the parchment carefully to funnel the granola into a bowl or jars.
Of course you can also use a Silpat or reusable parchment paper.
It's a simple tip, but it's already saved some of my granola from falling on the floor!
Do you have any other tips for easier granola-making, and easier clean-up?
Related: D.I.Y. Recipe: Basic Granola Formula
(Images: Faith Durand)