This Homemade Maple Granola Recipe is a healthy breakfast option that is easy to make! The maple syrup and cinnamon give it a great flavor! Make a big batch and have it throughout the week. You could eat it plain or add your favorite milk or dairy free milk!
It can be very hard to find a cereal or a granola at a store that does not have cane sugar in it. And if you happen to find one, it is usually pretty expensive. That is why I decided to make my own! This granola is sweetened with maple syrup, and my kids approve! It doesn’t take much time to put together, and then you have a healthy option for breakfast or a snack.
The granola I made is also gluten free but be aware that oats that are not labeled gluten free can contain some flour. Some companies mix the oats with flour so the oats don’t stick together. So if you would like to make it gluten free make sure to get oats that are clearly labeled GF.
In my recipe I use walnuts, pecans and chia seeds. If you do not want to use the chia seeds you can leave them out. You could also use almonds instead of the walnuts or pecans, or both. Feel free to customize it to your liking. I would also recommend using pure maple syrup. I used that in my recipe, and it might taste a little different if you use the imitation syrup.
The Homemade Maple Granola Recipe should be below, since it is a granola recipe there is no need to adjust for altitude. I hope you enjoy the recipe! Be sure to leave a comment if you try it out or have any questions!
Homemade Maple Granola Recipe - GF, RSF
- baking sheet
- Parchment Paper (optional)
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
- Preheat your oven to 300F.
- In a large mixing bowl add the oats, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon. Mix together with a spoon until everything is distributed evenly.
- In a liquid measuring cup, measure out your maple syrup and then add the vanilla extract to it. Mix until it is combined and then pour over the oat mixture. Mix until everything has been coated.
- Melt your coconut oil in the microwave or on a stove top. Pour over the oat mixture and mix until everything has been coated.
- If you would like to, line your baking sheet with parchment paper. You can also use it without the parchment paper.
- Pour the oat mixture onto your baking sheet and spread it evenly.
- Place it in the oven for 10 minutes, then take it out and mix it with a spatula. Then make sure it is evenly distributed again.
- Put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes, and again mix it with the spatula.
- Put it back in the oven for 10 more minutes and then remove it. Let it cool all the way before storing.
- Store the granola in an airtight container. It will last at room temperature for about 2 weeks.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20.7g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 10.3g||52%|
|Total Carbohydrate 31.8g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||21%|
|Total Sugars 9.9g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|