Sunday, April 24, 2011

Homemade Granola

I love granola, but it's so expensive to purchase pre-made. I thought I would try a homemade version and am I ever glad I did!  This recipe is very versatile, as long as you have a base of oats you can mix pretty much any other dry ingredient to make it to your liking.  If you like dried fruit in your granola, be sure to add it to the mixture only after the granola is finished baking. 


  • 2 cups oats (rolled, wild, etc.)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (or any other nut)
  • 3/4 cup dehydrated coconut chips (or shredded coconut)
  • 50 g shelled hemp seeds (or any other seed)
  • 50 g wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup 
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Combine the dry ingredients a medium sized bowl.  Next, combine maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla.  Pour over dry mixture.  Combine with hands (trust me, hands is the best way to go here).

Spread mixture evenly onto cookie sheet.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Be sure to stir every 10 minutes to prevent clumps and so the granola cooks evenly throughout.

Store in airtight container or zipper baggies for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Info [1/12 recipe (50 g)] 
Calories - 217   Fat - 16    Carbs - 15     Protein - 6     Iron - 11    Fibre - 3


  1. Looks delish! At what temperature did you bake this recipe?

  2. Hi Dawn. The granola bakes at 350 degrees. Thank you for your comments! :)


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