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elaine's homemade healthy granola

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Elaine Douglas
Vancouver, BC

This is a delicious recipe that is much healthier and fresher than the purchased granola. You control the sweetening. You can use all maple syrup to make it vegan. Switch the nuts if you prefer. I don't put dried fruit in it until after it is cooked. The fruit would dry up too much. Add raisins, chopped apricot, berries, or whatever you like after the granola has cooled. Can be used to top ice cream or other desserts.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This homemade granola has great flavor. It's salty and sweet thanks to the maple syrup and honey. Fresh from the oven it has just the right amount of crunchiness. A healthier snack or breakfast option. Enjoy with some milk as cereal, sprinkle on top of yogurt, or just grab a handful when you want just a little something.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 20 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For elaine's homemade healthy granola

  • 6 c
    old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 c
    almonds, chopped
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
    raw, unsalted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 c
    maple syrup
  • 6 Tbsp
    vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp

How To Make elaine's homemade healthy granola

  • Oats, almonds, walnuts, and pepitas in a large bowl.
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a roasting pan or large baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine oats, almonds, walnuts, and pepitas in a large bowl.
  • Oil, maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl.
    Whisk oil, maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl until blended. (Measure the oil first, then use the residue in the cup to grease the measuring cups for the maple syrup and honey.)
  • Mixture poured over oats, nuts, and seeds.
    Pour over the oat mixture and toss to coat.
  • Mixture spread into a baking sheet.
    Spread the mixture in the prepared pan.
  • Oat mixture baking in the oven.
    Bake, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes until lightly and evenly browned and starting to dry out, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Mixture baking in the oven.
    Do not leave the granola unattended during this time. It can overcook very easily if not stirred regularly.
  • Baked granola cooling.
    When it is lightly and evenly browned throughout remove from oven and cool completely in the pan. When cool it can be stored for future use.