There’s not much more satisfying than a killer homemade granola recipe, right?
Okay, maybe that’s just me.
But for real, homemade granola is one of my favourite things to make. It’s super easy, super nutritious and extremely versatile. You can top anything with granola. Smoothies, yogurt, fruit… you can even add extra crunch to your almond- or peanut-butter sandwich by adding a bit of granola in the middle. Maybe that combination sounds a little weird, but don’t knock it ’til you try it 😉
Worried about carbs? Granola is made with oats which are high in fibre and help to reduce blood sugar spikes. In this granola, the oats are also paired with fats that stay in your stomach longer, making you feel fuller. Don’t be scared of carbs, just do it right.
I’ve been making homemade granola for a long time, but I often just eyeball the recipe ingredients. This time I tracked them and I’m sharing with you one of my favourite granola recipes. This granola recipes one of my go-to’s: it’s filled with healthy carbs (oats) and healthy fats (nuts and seeds) AND because it tastes damn good. That would be thanks to the cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup.
Now… Typically I use a widget to share recipes called “recipe card” which allows you to print the recipe and makes it look generally prettier, but the app is giving me issues right now so I’m just going to copy and past all the recipe details that you need to know right below! I’ll come back and fix it when I get the app working. Check it out:
Homemade Cinnamon Maple Granola Recipe
Prep time: 10 mins
Bake time: 30-50 mins
Total time: 40-60 mins
Makes ~3 cups of granola
1 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free)
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 tbsp maple syrup (add more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Place almonds, cashews and walnuts in a food processor and pulse for a few seconds. Nuts should be broken into smaller pieces, but not a powder. Add to a mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir them until coconut oil is fully combined.
- Spread mixture out into a glass baking dish or on a baking sheet. The more spread out the granola, the less time it needs to cook.
- Place granola in the oven and stir it every 10-15 minutes. You’ll know that it’s ready once the oats become golden. This can take between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your oven and baking dishes.
- Remove the baked granola from the oven and let it cool. Transfer cooled granola to air-tight storage containers.
- Granola will stay good for up to 2 weeks in your pantry.
- Play with the ingredient amounts and adjust to your liking. If you like it a little sweeter, try adding 1/4 cup maple syrup or more. If you like lots of cinnamon, add a full tablespoon. Don’t like walnuts? No problem – swap them out with more almonds, cashews, or another nut of your choice!