Simple Nutty Granola
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Simple Nutty Granola

Simple to make, nutty texture and flavor, and a perfect breakfast with ice cold milk and some berries. Start your day off right!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Western
Keyword cereal, granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats See note below for gluten-free
  • 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice (I use half cashews and half sliced almonds)
  • 1/4 cup extra light olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 250 deg F (120 C).
  • If using whole nuts, chop into small pieces.
  • In large bowl, combine rolled oats and chopped nuts. Mix well.
  • Add oil and maple syrup and mix well.
  • Transfer granola to a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

  • I use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats for a gluten-free version of the granola. Use regular rolled oats if you do not have a gluten allergy.
  • For a nut-free version, replace the 1 cup of nuts with seeds! I have made a version with sunflower seeds and pepitas that is just as good!
  • If you want a slightly sweeter granola, stir in 2 tbs of soft brown sugar in with the dry ingredients before adding the oil and maple syrup.
  • Use any combination of your favorite nuts for this granola. Go for walnuts, pecans...whatever suits your fancy.
  • Play with the oats to nuts ratio if you prefer a nuttier granola...try 3 cups of oats to 2 cups of chopped nuts.
  • If you like dried fruit in your granola, I would either add those as a topping when you eat, or add them in the last 15 minutes of baking time so they don't become too hard and dried out.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal