An easy healthy homemade granola recipe you will use over and over again. Simple clean eating ingredients, only a few steps to make it and it is gluten-free, easily made vegan and also low in sugar. Add it to your yogurt bowl or eat it as a cereal with milk. Great for kids and adults.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (I used Quaker brand)
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts – or any nuts you have like pecans or almonds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1–2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 325F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine the oats, almond flour, sugar, nuts, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Then mix to combine.
- Pour in the melted butter and mix everything together to form a slight wet, very chunky mixture.
- Pour the mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Check on it and move it around in the pan, turning some of it over as it cooks to help it cook more evenly.
- Remove, drizzle on some maple syrup and toss the granola to coat it all. This step is optional but so worth it.
- Let it cool and enjoy on yogurt or ice cream, or just as a fun snack all on its own.
- I used Quaker oats in this recipe. I prefer rolled oats and did not try this recipe with quick-cooking oats.
- I also used blanched almond flour, which holds the mixture together and gives it a really nice texture like a crumble on a fruit crisp recipe.
- You can use any type of nuts or omit them but I really liked the added texture they give this granola. I used walnuts but I have also tested this recipe with pecans and almonds.
- Coconut sugar in the place of the brown sugar works well in this recipe.
- Melted coconut oil can be used in place of the butter.
- You could add in some chocolate chips, or dried fruit after the granola cools to give it even more texture.
- Make sure to use a parchment paper lined baking sheet or the granola will stick to the pan. Trust me, lol!
- You can store this granola in an airtight container in the pantry or refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Category: healthy breakfast
- Method: baked
- Cuisine: American