Almond Maple Granola

Almond Maple Granola

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"This granola is good and crunchy with lots of sweet flavor, thanks to the pure maple syrup and dark brown sugar. It uses a lot less oil than some granola recipes. Can be made 1 week ahead."

Ingredients 1 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 422 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet with sides, or a large cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds, wheat germ, coconut, and sunflower seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, oil, water and salt. Pour the liquid over the oat and nut mixture, and stir until evenly coated. Spread out on the prepared cookie sheet. If you want some chunky bits, squeeze some small handfuls into little clumps.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally until evenly toasted. Mix in raisins. Cool, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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This is the best friggin' granola this side of the country. I didn't add the oil because I didn't want my granola tasting like olives but this recipe still spanked. Also, don't make granola, set your timer (esp. for 1h and 35 mins!)and then go kick the can for a while unless you want to come back and find your kitchen engulfed in flames. Watch it carefully and stir it up every 5 to 8 minutes. Otherwise, happy toasting.


UPDATE: I've made this many times now and always omit the brown sugar and it's sweet enough for me; I omit the raisins too. 11/03/06: I've been making my own granola for years, but decided to try this on the recommendation of a friend. This is a wonderful granola! I used light brown sugar, canola oil, real Canadian maple syrup, 1c kosher coconut (it's natural, unsweetened, & tastes closer to fresh), & in addition to the slivered almonds, I added a cup of whole almonds. Love almonds! Sometimes also used golden raisins; they seem to be softer, stay fresh longer. Thanks so much, Jennifer, for sharing your recipe!


Very good granola! My mom made some for Xmas this pasy year (different recipe)and put them in decorated jars and gave as gifts! The jars leftover, she gave to me, which I used for breakfast (with a little milk...hmmm good). Having run out and wanting more, I found this recipe. I used less coconut and in addition to the REAL maple syrup, I added a couple TBLS of honey. I also assume that the submitted had intended for almonds to be in the ingrediant list so I just added 1/4c almonds, and then another 1/3c of a halved pecan/walnut mix. Like another reviewer before me - to ensure that this doesn't burn, stir every 8-10 minutes!! When I pulled out of the oven, I added raisins, crasins, and some dried pineapple. GREAT granola! Very versatile to add what nuts and fruits you want and we are very pleased with the result! Mom = this recipe is almost as good as yours!! Thanks Jennifer for posting!