I rarely purchase store bought granola but on occasion I will purchase granola from a bakery. When we recently made a stop through my favorite town Skaneateles while on our family vacation last month I stopped in my favorite bakery and purchased some of their granola. It’s crunchy and filled with crisp rolled oats, dried cranberries and lots of nuts.
I love eating granola whether to grab a handful to snack on, or over yogurt. I was getting low on my granola supply when I was assigned Delicious Existence for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. I came across the recipe for Better Than Bakery Granola and I thought that would be the perfect recipe to share.
I love this granola, I actually can’t stop eating it. It smells so good slowing cooking in the oven too. The smell of sweet maple softly fills the air in the kitchen.
If you are a granola lover and typically purchase your granola at the market or elsewhere I definitely encourage you to make your own. There are so many varieties and it is so easy to whip up. Toss the ingredients in a large bowl, spread on a baking sheet and let the oven slowly crisp your rolled oats into crunchy granola. The granola stores well for a few weeks in an airtight container. Thinking ahead to the holidays, a batch of homemade granola is always a nice gift which I have done in the past.
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon flax seed
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, walnuts, pecans, almonds and flax seed. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, maple syrup, water and coconut oil.
- Pour mixture over oat mixture and stir until combined. Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and stir. Continue to bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes more.
- Stir in cranberries. Let cool completely.
Adapted from Delicious Existence originally adapted from Eating Well.
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What beautiful photos and what a great choice for SRC. My kiddo LOVES granola. This combo will be on my list to try.
Oh, I love granola! And serving with sliced bananas and blueberries sounds terrific!
I love homemade granola. Your version looks so healthy and delicious. Great SRC pick!
You did such a stellar job with this recipe 🙂 As always, the photos are divine!!!
I also LOVE homemade granola. I’ve only used melted butter, but have thought of coconut oil. This looks amazing, and your pictures are beautiful!
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Forgot to mention that I’m stopping in from SRC group C, and am now following you. 🙂
You know I love homemade granola, too. I adore the maple in this Jennifer!!
Love your homemade granola! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂
I love a good granola! It’s been awhile since i’ve made it, the maple sounds awesome!
I love homemade granola and this sounds wonderful!!
I really need to jump on the granola band wagon – it’d be such a quick breakfast on school mornings this fall.
I love the smell of homemade granola! I think it’s time to make some 🙂 I love your maple-nut version!
I can’t live without granola! Love this maple-nut variation!
I love a good granola recipe!
I love homemade granola!! Snacking on them is one of my favorite past times 😉 it’s just so easy to bring along anywhere and it’s pretty healthy too!!
I am always on the lookout for new ways to make my granola, and maple syrup sounds like such a great change 🙂
This looks so delicious! I have wanted to make my own granola for a while now. I am going to the grocery right now!
Mmmm…homemade granola is the best smell! 🙂 This looks amazing!
Ooh so delicious looking. I make my own too and nothing beats the smell of it while it’s cooking. Yum!
I made granola for this month’s SRC too! Great minds… 🙂 Yours looks fantastic!
Yummy! I love homemade granola-great pick.
I love homemade granola. Love your post and pictures.
Wow! This sounds amazing – I love that there is coconut in there (its my absolute favorite!!). Awesome choice for SRC – I think you’ve talked me into trying to make my own granola! 😀
Love the photos. I am really into making granola this year so I will have to try this recipe out.
These flavors sound perfect together, and I love the idea of eating it with blueberries!