Why buy granola when you can make it even better and maybe even healthier? Or at least you know exactly what’s in your granola if you are making it in your kitchen.
There are so many kinds of granola and you can keep your pantry stocked so that when you have a snow day, you can make granola. You’ll have a delicious breakfast or snack and you’re house will smell yummy!
Ingredients for Maple granola
Items to keep in your pantry to make homemade granola
- nuts (almonds, pecans, pistachios)
- cinnamon, nutmeg
- olive oil
- maple syrup
- pumpkin puree
- chocolate chips
- almond butter
This recipe is for Maple Granola
I used what I had in my pantry because it was a snow day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. And since I keep a pretty stocked pantry, it was easy to toss together the ingredients for a batch of homemade maple granola.
How long will homemade granola last?
Well, it probably won’t last long because it’s sooooo good! But I would say if you keep it in a jar with an air-tight lid (make sure it’s completely cool before you store it), it will last for 5-7 days and still taste delicious. It’s so easy to make, so I make a pretty small batch and enjoy it all week long with yogurt or even just some cold milk.
A few of my favorite food storage jars
I have several of these kinds of jars that are great for storage, but also are perfect for gift giving. Whenever I make a batch of granola, I almost always take at least one jar to a friend.
I made this batch of granola using what I had on hand because it’s a snow day! But it’s so good I’ll be making it again next week!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 22 minutes
- Total Time: 27 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: easy
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup olive oil (maybe a little more)
- Preheat oven to 325º and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix together all the dry ingredients
- Add the almond butter, olive oil, vanilla and maple syrup and toss together, adding a little more olive oil as needed.
- Spread out on a baking sheet. if you like clumps of granola (and who doesn’t), spread out close together and not too thin or it will burn.
- Bake for 12 minutes, then take out and toss and return the pan to the oven, this time with the back of the pan in front and bake for an additional 10 minutes, checking often.
Let cool and enjoy! Serve on yogurt or ice cream as a topping or with ice-cold milk! Place any remainder in an airtight jar and keep for about a week.
Keywords: granola, homemade, breakfast, snack. healthy breakfast, toppings
You might also like this recipe for Lavender Granola.
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