Homemade granola is so simple and fun to make! Start with your base of rolled oats and then add in your choice of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips!
You can also adjust the amount of sugar and maple syrup you use if you don’t like it too sweet. I wouldn’t play around with it too much, since you want the sugar to caramelize and create those great granola clusters. Enjoy!
A simple and quick recipe for delicious, sweet granola to top your yogurt or add to your cereal for a great crunch!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped nuts raw almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, or mix of nuts
- 1/2 cup seeds sunflower, pumpkin, or mix of seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds optional
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup dried fruit chocolate chips, or toasted coconut flakes (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, salt, and brown sugar.
- Add in maple syrup or honey and oil. Mix to combine thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture on the lined baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.
- Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until lightly golden brown. If you’d like looser granola, stir it halfway through. If you want more clusters, don’t mix halfway through.
- Take the pan out of the oven and cool completely. Once cool, break into pieces and add in the optional dried fruit, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg