I always assumed that people who made their own granola were in a league of their own. You know, the “I bake my own bread and make my own granola on a casual Sunday afternoon” type of person. Which is super cool, but never something I thought I could do.
Well, let me get you in on a little secret: it’s really not that hard!
I stumbled upon an easy granola recipe that was almost “too easy” not to give a try. I was missing a couple ingredients in my cupboard, and thus subbed in some different things. The result? A sweet, nutty, filling, and incredibly tasty homemade granola that could not be easier to make. Seriously, I promise you can do this!
Scared yet? Don’t be! Most of these ingredients I keep in my cupboards on a regular basis. Seeds and nuts may be a little harder for you to find in a grocery store, but this is where I urge you to get acquainted with your bulk bin section. Here you can take as little (or as much) as you need for one recipe – and once you fall in love with this granola you can buy in larger batches to keep it on hand at all times!
I did not grow up as a huge “granola person” but I am a new convert. I have been eating this stuff atop avocado pudding, cacao chia seed pudding (which I will definitely be posting the recipe for soon because this is a game changer), and even just by itself with a little almond milk.
The maple syrup adds the best kind of sweetness, and I believe that the pecans are a perfect nutty compliment. You’re also getting a huge hit of omega 3 fats and protein from the chia and pumpkin seeds respectively.
I promise this will be the least stressful granola you have ever encountered. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out. Maybe you’ll become a granola person too…
- 3 cups whole oats (non of that ‘quick oat’ stuff)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup pecan pieces
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ⅓ cup pecan pieces
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line (most likely two) baking sheets with tin foil or wax paper.
- Mix oats, chia seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil with honey and maple syrup.
- Combine both wet and dry ingredients and mix until evenly coated.
- Lay granola out onto your baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes. Try to set your timer for 10 minute increments so you can stir each time it goes off.
- Once done, remove and let cool. Add in your coconut flakes and seal in a glass mason jar to enjoy at your leisure.