This homemade Granola is one of the easiest recipes out there, and it's loaded with lots of healthy goodness. Simply combine all the ingredients, spread it on a pan, and bake! It literally takes 10 minutes to put together, and once it's in the oven, the amazing fragrant smell will overwhelm you with delight.
Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the almonds, shredded coconut, pecans, rolled oats and salt.
Add wet ingredients: To the dry ingredients bowl, stir in the maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla until well combined.
Prepare and bake: Evenly spread the mixed ingredients on a sheet pan. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
Serving size is ¼ cup.
Granola is very versatile and you can add or substitute many nuts, seeds, or dried fruit. If you add in too many ingredients, you may need to increase some of the wet ingredients so the mixture isn't too dry.
Always cool granola completely before storing.
For something different, I'll toss a handful of granola into either muffin or pancake batter to add texture and crunch.
Granola can be stored in an airtight container, in a cool, dry spot for up to 6 months. Storing it in the refrigerator is not recommended since it can cause some of the ingredients to become soggy. Also, it's very important to cool to room temperature before storing it to stop any condensation from making the granola soggy.
You can freeze granola just as you would cookies or other treats, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or in a resealable freezer bag.