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Delicious, healthy granola recipe naturally sweetened with maple syrup or honey, and made with oats, coconut oil, nuts and fruit.
Prep Time: 5 min(s)
Cook Time: 20 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
To make it gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats. To make it nut free, use seeds like pepitas or sunflower seeds instead of nuts. *For toasted coconut in your granola: Stir coconut flakes into the granola halfway through baking, so they get nice and toasty. Serving suggestions: This granola is awesome on its own, or serve with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit. You can even throw a handful into a salad for granola “croutons.”
Posted By: deniserf
Posted On: Jul 06, 2022
Number of Servings:
- 4 cups - old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups - nuts and/or seeds (such as pecans and pepitas) raw
- 1 teaspoons - fine-grain sea salt (if using table salt, just use 3/4 tsp.)
- 1/2 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cups - coconut oil or olive oil melted
- 1/2 cups - maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoons - vanilla extract
- 2/3 cups - dried fruit (such as dried cranberries) chopped
- 1/2 cups - chocolate chips or coconut flakes optional mix-in
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon; stir well to blend.
Pour in the oil, maple syrup and/or honey and vanilla. Mix well, until every oat and nut is lightly coated.
Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and use a large spoon to spread it out in an even layer.
Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden, about 21 to 24 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time (for extra-clumpy granola, press the stirred granola down with a spatula to create a more even layer). The granola will further crisp up as it cools.
Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed (at least 45 minutes). Top with the dried fruit (and optional chocolate chips, if using). Break the granola into pieces with your hands if you want to retain big chunks, or stir it around with a spoon if you don’t want extra-clumpy granola.
Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Since the dried fruit can freeze solid, let it warm to room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.