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Granola

After making this homemade granola recipe, you'll never want to go back to store bought! It's packed with flavor, made with good-for-you ingredients, and SO easy to make.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword granola, granola recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 346 kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats (not quick or steel cut)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, dried raisins, currants, miniature chocolate chips OR whatever similar add in you'd like!
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut*

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together the oats and almonds.

  3. In another bowl, stir together the brown sugar, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated and smooth.

  4. Pour the wet into the dry and mix until all ingredients are well combined. 

  5. Spread the mixture evenly over a large baking sheet (or 2 if needed; ingredients shouldn't be overlapping)

  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the heat of your oven) making sure to flip and stir the mixture around every 6-8 minutes.

  7. Remove and allow the mixture to harden and set up. (It may be soft and not very "granola-like", but it hardens as it dries out so be careful to not over-cook it). Mine generally takes about 22 minutes and the coconut and slivered almonds are a light brown color.

  8. Once the granola is hardened, stir in the dried fruit or chocolate chips and flaked coconut.

Recipe Notes

* To get toasted coconut: Stir the coconut flakes into the mixture halfway through baking.