If you have never made granola at home, you definitely should.  There are things that I think are cost effective enough to make at home and other things that I don’t, but this easy granola is one of those recipes that is just too simple and delicious not to make at home.  It only takes a few minutes to measure out the ingredients and stir them together, and then the oven does the rest.  Plus when you make your own granola at home, you get the benefit of your home smelling amazing while you are waiting for it to bake.  

Granola in the store can be very expensive, costing over five or six dollars for a small bag.  This granola can be made so inexpensively and customized to fit your family’s preferences as far as taste and dietary needs.  You can add coconut, chopped nuts, dried fruit, seeds, and more to fancy it up a bit, but this basic easy granola is what I stick to most often.  

It is great for a snack by itself, to put on top of yogurt, or as a substitute to cereal.  It also makes a great gift for a teacher or a hostess.  It’s definitely a good recipe to have tucked away in your arsenal of tried and true list.

Easy granola
Easy granola with the perfect amount of sweetness.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
2299 calories
317 g
0 g
100 g
48 g
13 g
524 g
1250 g
118 g
0 g
80 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
524g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2299
Calories from Fat 860
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 100g
153%
Saturated Fat 13g
67%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 30g
Monounsaturated Fat 50g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1250mg
52%
Total Carbohydrates 317g
106%
Dietary Fiber 47g
188%
Sugars 118g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
42%
Iron
88%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups rolled oats
  2. 1/3 cup flax seed meal
  3. 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  4. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  6. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. 2 T. water
  9. 2 T. real maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add olive oil, water, and maple syrup and stir until well combined and mixture is slightly wet.
  3. Spread evenly on a parchment lined 9x13 bar pan or baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour.
  5. Let cool completely and break into pieces. I like to leave some bigger chunks. Store in airtight container.
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calories
2299
fat
100g
protein
48g
carbs
317g
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