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How To Make Granola
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

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 scrumptious homemade granola only using 8 ingredients. Every bite is perfectly crunchy and flavorful

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best granola recipe, granola, granola recipe, homemade granola, how to make granola
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Sabine Venier
  • 3/4 cup peanuts, chopped (100g)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (50g)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped (35g)
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (300g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (80ml)
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil (60ml)
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes. Stir after 20 minutes. Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store at room temperature up to 3 weeks.

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  • When chopping the nuts, don't make them too fine or it won't be easy to eat. 
  • Store this easy granola recipe in an airtight container for best results. 
  • Always use fresh ingredients, so it tastes the best. 
  • If giving the homemade nutty granola 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. 




I'm Allergic To Peanuts, Can I Still Make This Super Nutty Granola Recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely still make this homemade nutty granola even if you are allergic to peanuts. Simply omit the peanuts and substitute them for any of your favorite nuts. Also replace the peanut oil for vegetable oil.


Can I Use Honey Instead Of Maple Syrup?

Yes, if you don't have maple syrup or you don't like maple syrup, feel free to substitute it for honey. Honey is the same type of texture and will also be sweet enough for this healthy granola recipe. Use the same amount of honey as you would use maple syrup, and you will be good to go. 


*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your sharp knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Just use the seeds.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.