There aren’t many foods that can’t be made better with a little dash of granola on top. Alright, that might be a bit of stretch, but the point is: granola is amazing! It’s great on yogurt, salads, oatmeal or as a snack by the handful. There are so many wonderful brands out there who offer granolas with wholesome ingredients, but did you know it’s incredibly easy to make homemade granola?
Today I’m sharing my favorite basic recipe, along side a simple formula for making your own small batches! Making homemade granola really just requires a mixture of grains, nuts and seeds, plus honey or syrup and some oil. Typically, I use coconut oil for making granola because it solidifies when cool and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the cooked granola.
When I’m making homemade granola, I usually follow this standard formula:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil + ~1/4 cup maple syrup or honey + ~2 cups of grains, nuts, seeds, or dried fruit + dash of sea salt + optional spices
Mix all the ingredients together, spread it out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. And that’s it!
I’m a big fan of all things maple, so I tend to only use maple syrup and not honey. Oats are a great base for your granola, but you can also keep the recipe grain free by using only nuts and seeds. Using a mixture of all three is my personal favorite. In my maple walnut granola I use oats, walnuts, hemp seeds and flax seed!
I encourage you to get creative when making your granola! Try adding dried fruit or coconut, different spices or flavored syrups! But if you’re looking a for a basic recipe for starting with, keep scrolling for my Maple Walnut Homemade Granola Recipe!
Maple Walnut Granola
Make this basic homemade granola recipe with just five minutes of prep time required!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp ground flax seed
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- dash of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
Spread the mixture out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15-25 minutes, checking periodically to make sure it’s not burning. Stir and respired the mixture about 10 minutes into baking.
Remove from oven and let cool completely before transferring to a container. Store in the fridge to maintain freshness and crunch.
Tell me: have you tried making your own granola? What’re your favorite nuts and seeds to use? Are you team honey or team maple? Leave a comment below to share! Thanks for reading, friend! Until next time.