Goodness, this site has been around for a while and there have been no entries about making granola. Which is ridiculous because here at GabbyLovesGranola, we really love granola.
Well, that is about to change! Are you super excited? I would be too especially if I never made granola before. It will be the easiest and most delicious thing to come out of your oven!
Actually, making granola for the first time inspired me to start cooking and baking more often.
I haven’t posted any granola recipes until now, but I talked about it so much after I made my first batch I got others into it also. I remember my friend Katie giving it as Christmas presents in pretty jars and saying that I inspired her to make it (this was probably 3 years ago). My mom even started making it, which is so cool because she is constantly complaining about the lack of butter I use in baking.
The trickiest park of this recipe is the bake time. It will cook quickly, and also burn quickly if you don’t watch it. I suggest using a timer so you don’t forget about it.
I created this recipe to be super simple and also cost effective with ingredients that you probably have in your home already. I have some fancier variations but hoping to save those for another time!
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil; melted (or whatever oil you keep in your house)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- preheat oven to 350 degrees f
- line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- combine, oats, sunflower seeds, salt and spices
- stir in sugar, maple syrup and coconut oil
- spread in an even layer on baking sheet
- place in oven
- bake for 10-15 minutes, turning tray and stirring oats halfway through
- remove from oven when the oats have visibly toasted
- they will crisp up some more while cooling