my favorite granola recipe

Drumroll please…it’s here! It’s my favorite homemade granola recipe that takes all of half an hour to make, and is super easy for those culinary challenged people out there (myself included). I love making granola at home so I can ensure its free of artificial sugars and I know the ingredients – granola is one of those sneaky foods that can quickly get unhealthy, this recipe included.

It’s so easy even I can do it, ha!

Okay, maybe the recipe isn’t as exciting as I make it out in my head to be, but it is super tasty and everyone in my family loves it. I found two versions of it on Instagram and Pinterest, and combined them to get this recipe here – and by combine I mean removed an ingredient and substituted another, very high level stuff of course.

You’ll need…


  • 2 cups rolled oats (I use gluten-free)
  • 1 cup chopped or whole pecans (half salted for the tongue of course)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1-ish tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1-ish tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaxseeds
  • Parchment paper (for ease of cleaning up after)

And that’s it! Now for the fun part, making and eating it!


  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine the oats, pecans, cinnamon and flaxseeds in a bowl
  3. Add in the maple syrup and stir
  4. Add in the coconut oil and stir (it doesn’t really matter which wet ingredient goes in first, just that they’re both fully mixed before the next one goes)
  5. Add in the vanilla extract and continue to stir
  6. The mixture should look like this below picture, I add more syrup if it’s not wet enough
  7. Once done, lay parchment paper over a baking sheet
  8. Spread the granola in a thin layer over the baking sheet (you don’t want it to pile up because the outsides burn quickly, and then if its too thick some parts of it won’t cook)
  9. Cook in the oven for no more than 20 minutes (I start checking around 15 because it does burn very quickly!)
  10. Once the ends start to burn and the majority of the granola looks golden brown, take out of the oven and let cool before breaking up into smaller pieces
  11. Voila! Good luck not eating the whole batch in one sitting!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you try and what your favorite way to make granola is!



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