Maple + Olive Oil Granola

April 1, 2017

Author Notes: Granola is one of those snacks that can be deceptive. Many granola mixes on the market are just vehicles for sugar. But if you make it yourself, you can control that a bit more. It's a natural pairing with yogurt, but eating it like cereal doused in milk is my favorite way. Tweak this recipe to your heart's content and then fill your belly full. Adapted from Chowhound.Samantha Ardry

Makes: about 18-19 ounces


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup nuts or seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat a conventional oven to 300 F and place a rack in the center. Lightly grease a half sheet pan.
  2. Toss the oats, nuts or seeds, cinnamon and salt together on the greased tray. Pour the maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla extract over the oat mixture and stir well until everything is coated. Shake the tray gently so the granola is in an even layer.
  3. Bake the granola for 15-20 minutes. Remove the tray and carefully stir the mixture around, then shake to distribute back into an even layer. Return the tray to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown.
  4. Remove the tray and let it cool. When the granola is room temperature, add any dried fruit that you like. Store the granola in a sealed container for 3 weeks at room temperature.

More Great Recipes:
Fruit|Grains|Granola|Maple Syrup|Oat|Olive Oil|One-Pot Wonders|Make Ahead|Slow Cook|Sheet Pan|Serves a Crowd|Vegan

Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Matt October 4, 2018
I like raisins in my granola so I stirred some in at the start. They became little hockey pucks. Don't be like me. Otherwise, this recipe will be a staple.
gretchen C. April 7, 2017
I love making granola and wanted to find recipe that was lighter on oil and sugar than most, but still tasted great. This recipe fits the bill! I did add unsweetened coconut flakes for a bit more sweetness and texture and upped the nuts to about a cup. Really tasty and my new go to recipe for granola.
Author Comment
Samantha A. April 7, 2017
So glad to hear that! Coconut is definitely a wonderful addition. You could even sub the olive oil for coconut oil :)