Simple Granola {Recipe}

We all know that store bought granolas have so much sugar and other junk in them… but it’s SO easy to make at home, I PROMISE. I made this batch recently and it was a big hit. You could easily add in anything you want – dried fruit, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and just about any kind of nut you want. You could also do all maple syrup or all honey instead of 50/50, but I like the split. Here is what I did!

Simple Granola

  • Servings: 11 (1/2 cup ea)
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts and/or seeds (I love pecans and slivered almonds)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • Other add-in ideas: dried fruit, chocolate chips, coconut, any type of nut/seed.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix maple syrup, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add oats and nuts until all is thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread onto a baking sheet – ideally with edges – and bake for 22 minutes, stirring half way through. You want the granola to start to look toasty.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with dried cranberries. Press them into the granola, and then let the whole thing set and cool before breaking it up.

Voila! Store in an air tight container and eat it on everything. You won’t regret it!

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