Classic Homemade Granola Recipe

I’ve been searching for a perfect “non-flavored” granola, everything in the co-ops here trends toward “Peach Mocha” or other nonsense. My mom always made our granola growing up, but she used a lot of molasses and brown sugar for a pretty heavy granola. This recipe is part “pantry scavenge” and part attempt to make a less sweet, mellow flavored, classic granola.

In a large mixing bowl, mix up:
2 cups oats
1 cup chopped / slivered almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia & flax seeds
1 tsp sea salt

On the stove in a saucepan, on medium heat:
3/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla
3 tbsp sunflower oil
dash cinnamon

Set aside:

Sloooooowlllllyyyy stir the warm mixture into the dry ingredients, letting it clump up and making sure to coat everything. Spread across a baking sheet (lightly oiled) and bake at 300 degrees for 40 mins. Shake/flip occasionally for even cooking. Let cool 20 minutes, then pour back into mixing bowl, add raisins.

Eat with greek yogurt and fresh blueberries and be happy.


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