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Easy Granola : Perfectly Balanced Flavor & Crunch

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Crispy and healthy, but with lots of cinnamon, maple, vanilla, and your favorite nut butter. The flavors are perfectly balanced.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 10 minutes prep
    26 minutes baking
    TOTAL: 36 minutes


  • 1/3 cup grade A maple syrup
    1/3 cup nut butter of your choice (unsalted)
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
    2 cups whole grain rolled oats
    1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (raw or roasted--no salt)
    1/2 cup slivered almonds
    1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    1/3 cup crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
    1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (NOT shredded!)
    1/3-1/2 cup dried fruit or chocolate chips

Number of Servings

  • 6 cups


  • Very large bowl
    Large spoon
    Large baking sheet (13x17")
    Parchment paper, silicone baking sheet, or nonstick spray
    Pancake-turner-type spatula


  • Preheat oven to 325°
    Chop walnuts

Additional Notes

All the ingredients except the oats can be swapped for other ingredients as long as you keep the balance of wet to dry the same as above.

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