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Video Recipe: Golden Granola

Homemade granola can be a wonderfully nutritious snack. Serve it over Greek yogurt to add some crunch or grab a handful for a tasty movie night treat. Olive oil adds heart-healthy fats but leaves no trace of the flavor. It’s easy to make, stores well and promises to become a favorite go-to snack.

Prep Time: 15 minutes.

Cook Time: 20 minutes.

Servings: 16.


  • 1 cup of nuts of your choice (we used a mix of half cashews and half almonds).
  • ½ cup of seeds (we used half flax and half pumpkin seeds).
  • 2 cups of gluten-free rolled oats.
  • ½ cup of dried fruit (we used cranberries).
  • ½ Tablespoon of vanilla.
  • 3 Tablespoons of maple syrup.
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.


  1. Prep – Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone cooking mat for easy clean up.
  2.  Rough chop the nuts and dried fruit.
  3.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until everything is thoroughly coated. The mixture will be damp, but the oil will help it crisp in the oven.
  4.  Spread granola evenly over the baking sheet. The more “clumped” together it is the more likely those clumps will stick together. Spread or clump to your preference.
  5.  Bake – Set timer and bake granola for 18 to 20 minutes. Check half way through and gently stir the mixture, moving the more browned granola to the center of the pan and the less done pieces toward the warmer edges.
  6.  If it’s not as golden as you would like, continue baking in five-minute increments, keeping a close eye on it for your preferred doneness.
  7.  Serve – Allow the granola to completely cool before eating. Serve as is or add to other dishes for extra texture and crunch.
  8.  Enjoy!

Granola can quickly go from “done to overdone” (or even burnt) – so monitoring is important! This is especially true in the final minutes of browning. Also keep in mind that baking will continue for a few minutes after removing the hot pan from your oven.

Granola is a versatile base, which is why the ingredients are generalized. Try a variety of nut and seed combinations or add different mix-ins once the granola has cooled. Coconut flakes, stevia or monk fruit sweetened chocolate chips and assorted dried fruit create unique textures and flavors. Or simply bake a base batch of granola, set out a variety of mix-ins and let your family and friends customize their own creative taste experience and fun!

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup.
  • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 140.
    • Total Fat: 7 g.
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g.
    • Trans Fat: 0 g.
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg.
    • Sodium: 75 mg.
    • Total Carbohydrates: 17 g.
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g.
    • Total Sugars: 6 g.
    • Added Sugar: 2 g.
    • Protein: 3 g.

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