This Homemade Granola Recipe is an easy way to get a nutritious breakfast or snack! This version had no oil, is quick and a great way to start your day. Make a great snack to take to work, or pack in school lunches! This version is made with old fashioned rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dried cranberries, and maple syrup.
Prep Time:5 Minutes
Cook Time:10 Minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Yield:2 Cups 1x
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup chopped walnuts (raw)
¼ cup pumpkin seeds or pepitas (raw)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup real maple syrup
Pinch of salt
½ cup dried fruit (dark raisins, golden raisins, cranberries, or a mixture)
Heat a medium sized skillet to medium heat. Pour oats into pan and toast for about 3-5 minutes. Toss the oats around with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula being sure not to burn the oats..
Add walnuts and pumpkin seeds to pan. Continue to toast mixture for another 3-5 minutes. Toss the mixture around being sure they don’t burn.
Stir in cinnamon and salt.
Reduce heat to low; add maple syrup and stir constantly until maple syrup is absorbed and mixture becomes dry, about 3 minutes. If you want your granola to have clusters, be careful not to over mix. If you prefer a muesli or cereal texture, stir to break up any clusters.
Pour granola mixture onto a baking sheet to cool.
When granola has cooled, add dried fruit and/or any other toppings.
Other mix-in possibilities:
Zest from one orange
Mini chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
Dehydrated banana chips
Chopped dried apricots
Chopped dried pineapple
Chopped crystallized ginger (sparingly)
Store in a covered container for up to two weeks. Store for several weeks in an airtight container or freeze for up to six months.
Serve with fresh fruit, milk (almond, oat etc), or yogurt.