Every time I make granola, I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It’s so easy to make and really difficult to mess up. It’s components are simple: oats, nuts/seeds, dried fruit, oil, and sweetener/flavor enhancers. Details can be changed to create special flavors and mixtures and the combinations are really up to the cook.
It’s awesome as a breakfast, with almond milk or coconut yogurt and topped with fresh fruit. But I love to keep it in a big jar for snacking on throughout the day as an energy booster or in a bag in my purse for a quick snack on the go.
This is just a simple, basic granola recipe, something that I think everyone needs. It’s super easy, toasty, and delicious.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and brush with coconut oil.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients very well. Spread onto the baking sheet, gently pressing down.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then lightly stir the mixture. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let cool before storing.