Granola Recipes: How to Make Homemade Granola (Who Needs Store Bought?) by Jan Mostrom

4 years ago

You'll never want store-made granola again after you try this easy recipe. And remember, if you want it gluten free, just substitute with GF oats and nuts! 

You’ll need:

  • 5 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil (or coconut or other)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (or walnuts, pecans, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricot pieces, etc.)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Mix oats, oil, maple syrup and vanilla together well and place on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (not necessary just easier clean up!). 
  2. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, stirring well every 10 minutes. 
  3. For the last 10 minutes of baking, add the flax seeds. 
  4. When browned to your liking, remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon and add the dried fruit.

Top with your favorite berries and yogurt and enjoy your healthy and homemade breakfast! 

These products from will make it easier to make your homemade granola:

Kirkland Signature Nonstick Parchment Pape
Kirkland Signature Nonstick Parchment Pape $17
Is an easy way to bake, cook and prepare food with almost no cleanup.
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Big Sheet
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Big Sheet $15
Is made of pure aluminum which will never rust for a lifetime of durability.
La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil
La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil $12
Can be used just as olive oil. It has a higher smoke point and neutral flavor, it is one of the best daily cooking partners.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Regular Rolled Oats
Bob's Red Mill Organic Regular Rolled Oats $4
Contains 32 ounces of organic rolled oats.
Organic Pure Maple Syrup
Organic Pure Maple Syrup $15
The maple syrup that we produce is the purest and most refined, we produce them in the spring from the pure sap of Canadian maple trees.
Sincerely Nuts Blanched Slivered Almonds Raw
Sincerely Nuts Blanched Slivered Almonds Raw $13
Whether you want to bake those famous cookies of yours or effortlessly garnish a salad, our almonds come already slivered to save you the arduous chore of doing it yourself.
Raw Flax Seeds by Gerbs
Raw Flax Seeds by Gerbs $11
Contains 2 pounds of raw flax seeds.

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Meredith Schneider
Oh Jan Mostrom I so need to make this! Looks amazing! Great for a quick healthy snack.
Jan Mostrom
Meredith Schneider did you ever give the granola a try? Just made another batch and it's so easy and yummy!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Love this Jan Mostrom !
Grape seed and Flax have so many wonderful benefits .. and the almonds for protein!!
( any of our nut allergy friends maybe can sprinkle in protein powder instead )
Jan Mostrom
I LOVE the idea of protein powder Dr. Shayna Mancuso! I've never thought of that! Thanks so much for the inspiration:)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I am grateful that you thought of me for your latest batch of this divine granola, Jan Mostrom - we all enjoyed it so much! XOXO
Jan Mostrom
Elisa All Schmitz 30SecondMom anytime I have some for you! I love having it in the house, and the smell is amazing. But, you know, I love giving it away as much!

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