Simply the Best Granola

Simply the Best Granola

This is a standby at our house. We even take some with us when we travel for a snack in the car or an easy breakfast in hotel. You probably have most of the ingredients already in your kitchen. It definitely beats the ones you’ll find in the cereal aisle.


granola bowl

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (look for Red Mill)
¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup vegetable oil (canola or coconut oil works well)
½ tsp. salt

2 cups diced dried fruit (apricots, dried cherries, raisins)


– Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

– In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl combine maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine the two mixtures well. Spread the granola onto a rimmed baking sheet. Cook for 45 minutes to an hour stirring every fifteen minutes. The low heat allows for a nice, lightly toasted flavor.

– Allow the granola to cool, and add chopped fruit and mix well. Store in an airtight container.

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This is a modified version of Alton Brown’s recipe.