Packaged granola often contains common allergens and looks more complicated than it is. But you can make granola at home with whatever healthy morsels you want!

Granola — The Healthy Snack!

Cindy Kaplan
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack


  • 4 cups Old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (or nutmeg, allspice)
  • 1/2 cup Oil (your choosing)
  • 1/2 cup Syrup (maple, honey, agave)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Optional Additions (1 1/2 cup total of the following)

  • Nuts
  • Seeds

Optional Toppings

  • Dried fruit
  • Chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Take the rolled oats (certified gluten-free if necessary) and mix with cinnamon.
  • If you can/want, add in raw nuts or seeds of your choice — feel free to use multiple types of nuts/seeds if those are in your diet.
  • Pour on oil and syrup and add the vanilla extract. Mix until the oats are completely covered.
  • Pour the oat mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in an even layer. Bake in the oven about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let it cool (10-30 minutes; the cooler it is, the less gooey the next step will be, but personally I like my granola gooey and can get impatient!).
  • Top with the toppings of your choice – dried fruit, berries, and/or chocolate chips. Enjoy!

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