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Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

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Looking for an easy alternative to store-bought granola? This is a quick one bowl recipe that will get granola on your table in under 30 minutes. I use olive oil in my granola, which gives it a bit of an earthy/salty flavor. It’s delicious when paired with sweet fruits but if you like your granola on the more sugary side, you can always substitute something more neutral like coconut oil.

You can sprinkle it on top of yogurt like you would with granola, or you can eat it as a muesli and throw it in the fridge with some milk the night before to let it thicken up. Either way, it’s delicious!

This will keep on the counter in a sealed container for about 2 weeks or up to a month in the freezer.

Easy Homemade Granola


6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not the instant kind)

1 cup almonds, walnuts, or pecans, roughly chopped

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon salt


Preheat your oven to 350F and get two rimmed baking sheets ready to go. (Remember that darker pans get hotter and since you don’t want to burn the granola, it’s best to use lighter colored pans if you have them.)

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together.

Spread the granola out on your baking sheets and bake, stirring every few minutes, until the granola is brown, 18-24 minutes.

Serve the granola with milk, yogurt, or both, and top with whatever fruit is in season.

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