A bowl of Granola is great with warm milk on a cold day or just plain cold milk, or yogurt, juice or whatever you like.  It is a fantastic base for Granola Bars, Granola Cookies, topping on your ice cream, and in so many different ways.  Making Granola is so easy and is a perfect recipe to have the very beginner chef try their hand at. They will learn how to measure, and with this recipe, it never needs to be exact. Use whatever you may have in your kitchen. This is a base recipe that you can alter to your own liking. Just enjoy! Buen Provecho!




Granola is a wholesome replacement for your regular store-bought breakfast cereal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 696 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 3 cups rolled oats not instant oats
  • 11/2 cup almonds or a mix of various nuts
  • 3/4 cup coconut shredded
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil or butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 11/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 cup raisins or a mix or other dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Or your make use either a slow cooler or a dehydrator.  What you are looking for is a low-temperature long time heat.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt., nuts oatmeal  Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

  3. Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Add raisins and other dried fruit Mix everything until evenly distributed. Your dried fruit becomes hard as a rock if they get baked, make sure to add them at the end.
  4. Place in a container with a tight lid. Try some granola with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit. Excellent breakfast or snack. The granola can be used in cookie recipes or granola bars.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 696
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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