Find out how to make granola that's so delicious you'll never want store-bought again. In just 45 minutes, you can make this recipe only using 8 ingredients. Every bite is perfectly crunchy and flavorful. I am going to share with you step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow directions. By the way, have you tried my air fryer french toast for breakfast yet?
Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Get out a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Then chop nuts and mix them with oats in a large bowl. Add some salt and set the bowl aside.
Add maple syrup, oil, and vanilla to a small bowl. Whisk until they are combined.
Pour maple syrup mix in the bowl with oats and nuts and stir until all the nuts and oats are coated with maple syrup and moistened evenly.
Transfer the oatmeal mixture to the baking sheet and spread it evenly.
Bake it for 20 minutes, then stir, and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Allow it to cool before removing it from the pan.
Expert tips for success
- When chopping the nuts, don't make them too fine or it won't be easy to eat.
- Store it in an airtight container for best results.
- Always use fresh ingredients, so it tastes the best.
- If giving it as a gift, don't make it more than a week in advance, so the person who receives it has time to eat it before it loses flavor.
Substitutions and variations
- If you are allergic to peanuts, simply omit the peanuts and substitute them for any of your favorite nuts. Also, substitute the peanut oil for vegetable oil.
- Feel free to use honey instead of maple syrup. Use the same amount of honey as you would use maple syrup, and you will be good to go.
Keep it in an airtight glass jar or container. It will last up to 3 weeks. You may find that it lasts a little longer, just try a piece and make sure it's not stale before eating a bunch.
You can freeze it for up to 6 months. Just keep it airtight, so it's not getting freezer burn or too much cold air. A freezer bag would work or use any freezer-safe container you have on hand.
You can use this recipe as a filling for baked apples, sprinkle it on top of banana muffins, strawberry rhubarb crisp, or use it for peanut butter bites.
- ¾ cup peanuts, chopped
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- ¼ cup almonds, chopped
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup peanut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Roughly chop nuts and toss with oats and salt in a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl whisk maple syrup, oil, and vanilla until combined. Pour over oats and stir until all the oats are evenly moistened.
- Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes. Stir after 20 minutes. Let it cool completely on the baking sheet. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store at room temperature up to 3 weeks. Freeze it in freezer bags or containers for up to 6 months.
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