2 years ago, I started making this granola non-stop. Co-workers, bosses, friends and family members love me more because of this crack in oat, nut, figgy, maple form. While I love this granola recipe and it will always be my fancy granola go-to, I needed something simpler to make regularly.
Enter: super simple granola recipe.
I have discovered that the two keys for perfect granola are:
- Low and slow. Cook at a low temperature for a longer time. I have found 250 F for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes, is best.
- Don’t touch it for >1 hour after cooking. This is one of the hardest parts, I always want to dig right in. Letting the granola cool as-is however, yields the chunky granola clusters we all love.
This easy recipe is totally customizable. I have used both honey and maple syrup in this recipe and both work fantastic. Add in nuts, chia seeds, dried fruit, nut butter or chocolate chips (yes, please!) or enjoy the simplicity of 5 easy ingredients.
Enjoy your granola by the handful, on top of yogurt or smoothie bowls or simply with some milk and a spoon.
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 250 F.
- Mix all dry ingredients well.
- Add coconut oil and sweetener to dry ingredients and stir to coat.
- Spread evenly on a oiled baking (try to use a smaller baking sheet for better granola clumps).
- Bake for 60 minutes total, stirring every 20 minutes.
- After 60 minutes, remove the granola from the oven and let granola cool on pan, without touching for at least an hour.
- Store in mason jars or air tight container.
Are you a home-made granola maker? What is your favorite recipe?!