Homemade Maple Granola Recipe

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Is anyone else obsessed with farmer’s markets? I can’t get enough of them. Somehow, along with all my fresh fruits and veggies, I always end up leaving with a few sweet treats in hand. On a recent trip to our market, I sampled a few locally-made maple syrups. And wow– these syrups weren’t your plastic grocery store variety!

I decided on this one from Horner’s Corner, a dark variety with a rich maple taste:

maple syrup - Homemade Maple Granola recipe - Splendry

When I got home, I scoured the internet for maple recipes (one can only eat so many pancakes!). In my opinion, Martha Stewart’s recipes are foolproof as far as taste– nothing but the best for Martha. However, her recipes are often too complicated and involved for a busy mother of two like me. As luck would have it, her maple granola recipe was perfectly doable! I omitted a few ingredients and added a bit of cinnamon, and the results are delicious.

Homemade Maple Granola recipe on Splendry

Sprinkle this crunchy, sweet, maple-y goodness on yogurt and vanilla ice cream, or eat it plain! The olive oil is great for your heart, and the nuts add some filling protein. Placing the cereal in cute containers would make fantastic personalized gifts.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dry or flaked coconut
  • 1 cup nuts (sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Homemade maple granola recipe ingredients - Splendry

First, I preheated the oven to 300 degrees. My trusty sidekick mixed together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Homemade maple granola recipe mixture - Splendry

Next, stir in the maple syrup and olive oil.

Ready to bake homemade maple granola recipe - Splendry

Spread the mixture onto a 9X13 baking sheet. I sprayed a little Pam on it first to prevent any sticking.

Bake for 40-50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to help it cook evenly.

Homemade Maple Granola recipe - Splendry

Voila! This granola makes your whole house smell good and there’s plenty to share or freeze for later!

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Julia
Julia is a Minnesotan mother of two, a wife, and a woman with a zest for life. She loves writing, horses, art, travel, comedy, coffee, and all the other good things. She blogs with humor and honesty about the less glamorous side of Motherhood on her blog, FranticMama.com.
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2 Comments

  1. I had to laugh, my last name is Horner and I was always asked if I liked to sit in the corner! Granola is one of my favorite snacks to make, I love adding coconut chips. They’re hard and crunchy with a little bit of sweetness

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