This easy cinnamon granola recipe is a staple in our house.
Our family puts granola on yogurt, ice cream, fruit crisps, and even eat it right off the baking tray!
Have you tried to make your own cinnamon granola yet? Once you make your own, it is very hard to go back to expensive store-bought granola!
Once you know the formula, you can make any flavor of granola you like!
Fun Ingredients to Add to Granola
- Nuts like walnuts, pecans, and pistachios.
- Seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds.
- Dried fruit like raisins, cherries, and apricots.
- Unsweetened coconut
- Chia seeds
- Seasonings like pumpkin spice, or even savory spices like chili powder or curry powder!
Why Certified Gluten Free Oats Are Important
It is really important to know that when you are on a gluten free diet, it is critical to ensure that the oats you use are certified gluten free. Cross contamination is a huge issue for oats and I don’t want anyone to get sick!! Our family loves Trader Joe’s Oats and Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats. Both are certified gluten free and nobody in our family has ever reacted to them.
Things to do with granola
Our family puts this homemade granola on everything!! They even eat it right off the baking tray! Here are some of our favorite ways to eat granola
- Sprinkle onto yogurt
- Spoon onto ice cream
- Top fruit crisps
- Mix in a bowl with milk for cereal.
- Use as a trail mix on a hike.
I used coconut oil in my recipe, but you can also use other light oils like avocado oil.
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Things you need to make this homemade cinnamon granola recipe:
An easy customizable homemade granola recipe.
- 32 ounces rolled oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup pepitas
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl.
Pour on melted coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup and mix well.
Spray coconut oil on a cookie sheet. Spread the granola onto the cookie sheet. (You may need to use two cookie sheets so the granola isn't piled on too thick.)
Bake at 250 for 20 minutes, or until done.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Store in a large ziplock bag or container.
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