Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 40 Min
Nothing says, “Thank you for hosting”, or “I’m so glad to have you as my house guest”, or “Your new baby is cute + let me handle breakfast” like a batch of homemade granola. This is the well-loved, adaptable recipe you will make week after week, throwing in whatever’s in the pantry.
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup any combination of nuts and seeds (walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup peanut or almond butter
1 T olive or coconut oil (optional)
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a saucepan or microwave-safe dish, gently heat maple syrup + peanut butter + optional oil until melted and smooth.
Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir until completely coated.
Spread granola in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 min at 350F or until lightly golden.
Fold in mix-ins, and bake for 5 more min. For delicious clumpy granola, allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet without stirring.