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Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

Once you make this easy recipe, you’ll never buy your granola again. Be sure to keep an eye on it towards the end -- you want it well browned but not overdone. You can add raisins, dried cherries or other dried fruit after it’s done and cooled. All this protein and fiber will give you lots of sustained energy. Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes: 6 cups

Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts, almonds & pecans)
  • 3 Tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons oil (I use extra light olive oil)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Place all ingredients on an ungreased baking pan.
  3. Combine well using your hands.
  4. Bake about 30 - 35 minutes, stirring at 20 minutes, then check every 5 minutes. Bake until well browned - watch carefully.
  5. Remove from oven, stir and cool in pan. Don't under-bake.

Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

48 Comments on "Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously."

  1. Karin

    Hello Jenny!
    I would like to try your granola recipe, but hate maple syrup and oil in my bakings of any kind. Can I substitute butter for the oil, and maybe honey for the maple syrup?

    Thanks.

    Karin

    • Jenny

      I don’t know how that would work. It might be better to look for a different recipe.

  2. Patty

    Thank you so much Jenny for the granola recipe. I made it and it is DELISH!!! I enjoy watching you cook and being in your fun kitchen. You make cooking pleasant and easy. I’ll be making more of this for Christmas for gifts.

  3. Jon

    This recipe is terrific. I’ve made it several times. What kind of baking sheet is this exactly? I think I need to invest in one.

    • Jenny

      There is no writing on it. I think I got it at Target, or maybe Bed, Bath & Beyond.

  4. Verena

    I love this Granola recipe . And I must say since I made this once I never got back to buy mine. I just use coconut oil and leave the brown sugar away it’s to sweet for me with all this sugar 😉 . Love from Germany

  5. Patti

    Hi Jenny
    I am making my second batch now. My sister was making it for me and I felt guilty so now I am making my own. So easy and yummy. I share it with everyone at work. I just love your videos! I use to watch your show and love it too. Glad to see you are still making peoples life’s healthier you always gave good advice.

  6. Carmen

    Hi Jenny, I had a look at the different shredded coconut in Woolworths in Brisbane. Quite a few shredded coconut but could not find the sweetened shredded coconut. Maybe I misunderstood and the coconut becomes sweet once mixed with syrup etc. please correct me if I am wrong

  7. Suzanne

    Great granola.
    I mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon in a big bowl, then spread on cookie sheet. that way I don’t lose any of the ‘good stuff’ to hands or gloves, and I use a rubber scraper to get every bit of goodness out of the bowl. that’s just me. Your website is my first ‘go to’ for simply delicious and easy recipes. your videos are fun too.

  8. Renny

    I so want to try this, but as I live on the islands with lots and lots of fresh coconuts, can I use fresh grated coconuts for this recipe?

    • Jenny

      I have only made it with store-bought sweetened coconut so you may just have to try.

    • Fauzia

      Hi Renny and Hi Jenny

      Hope you don’t mind. But i
      use fresh grated coconut! It works very well. Jenny, this is a very taste recipe!

  9. Paula

    This is delicious granola cereal! I’M NOW ON MY THIRD BATCH!

  10. Chelsea

    Hey Jenny, thanks for the website! The recipes look amazing – perfected over years I bet. Am in Germany and so excited about the tortilla recipe! The tortillas they sell here are made in Sweden… All I’ll say is that they don’t taste like much.
    Concerning the granola: I am not a fan of coconut, but I can imagine it brings an important flavor to the granola. Could you possibly suggest an alternative?
    Also, if I want to add a bit of cinnamon, do you think I could do this before cooking it?

    • Jenny

      Cinnamon or other spices are fine to add. Coconut is part of the “glue” that holds the granola bars together and I don’t know of an alternative. You could look for other recipes because there are plenty that don’t use coconut. If you eliminate it, I can’t guarantee that the bars will stay intact. http://www.jennycancook.com/trying-to-keep-up/

      • Suzanne

        Granola really doesn’t need the ‘glue’ function of coconut to hold ‘the bars’ together but I like the added flavor .

  11. Betty

    This recipe is very tasty and very good. My husband and I had it mixed in our Creek Yogurt.

  12. Liz

    I love this recipe, and I also love changing it up for time to time. I made it today using coconut sugar in lieu of brown sugar. It’s a little healthier with zinc and iron and some antioxidants (according to the infallible Internet) and tasted really good. Granola, packed with nuts, and loaded into plain low fat Greek yogurt with tons of fruit, makes up the biggest part of my daily food intake. Could be worse.

  13. Ann

    Great granola recipe Jenny! I add 1/2 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder to the mix for anti inflammatory action!

  14. Dominique

    Very easy to make and delicious. The video was very helpful for the colour of the granola.Thanks Jenny

  15. Pao Dmz

    Jenny i cant Just use the oats and maple syrup? Instead of Brown sugar i can idea normal white sugar?
    If i dont have pan for baking my oats where i can put it. I hope your answer byee

    • Jenny

      I’m not sure what you would get with just oats and maple syrup. And brown sugar adds a rich flavor while white sugar has no flavor. However, without a baking pan it’s a bit of a challenge. I think you could try it on the stove in a fry pan. You can toast nuts in a fry pan so why not oats? I have never done it but would like to help so try a little bit in a fry pan. Add whatever ingredients you have and you can experiment until you come up with a combination you like. (make sure you stir constantly until it’s toasted so nothing burns and good luck!) Here’s a recipe I found online: http://thefedorows.hubpages.com/hub/Quick-15-Minutes-or-Less-Stovetop-Granola-Recipes

  16. Fauzia

    hi Jenny,

    this is the best granola ever, thanks!
    ( is this a new video? cause i remember a video where you explaned this recipe is your sisters..)
    Do you have a recipe how to make muffing with these granola?

    • Jenny

      I don’t have a granola muffin recipe. There is an older granola video that I made (still on youtube) but the recipe is the same. Only the technique in the new video is simpler. It’s not my sister’s recipe but she is the one who told me you can make granola at home.

  17. María

    Hi Jenny, just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
    I made your granola and today I’m selling it, and I’m earning money. I am from México city and I hope you understand my english. I haven’t practiced for so many years. It’s delicious. I already have my bags and my brand printed on them. Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

  18. rafael

    jenny- I was a fan of your show and wondered where you went. wow-beauty, brains and jenny-can-cook ?……wow again. thank you for your delicious recipe.

  19. Mana

    Hi Jenny: how I can do a bigger batch? your recipe is just enough for 1 day in my family of 3….also what can I use because the cookie sheet is not going to hold the bigger batch?

    • Jenny

      I wish I had a solution but it needs to bake on a sheet. If you have a second cookie sheet you could probably set your oven rack for two sheets (usually one rack down from the top and one rack up from the bottom) and you could bake two racks at the same time. It’s good to switch & rotate the pans about half way through.

  20. candice

    awwww… arent u just adorable… this is the first time i have come across you site and i am going to be frequent… i love your personality…

    can i use honey in place of the maple syrup? its hard to get real maple syrup where i live and even if u get it its super expensive.

    • Jenny

      Based on the comments below, it looks like you can use honey instead of maple syrup.

  21. Joey

    I just made this granola, so I have to ask – What exactly are you trying to do to me?? Last weekend I made a pan of your cinnamon buns and my husband and I finished them off in 1 day!! Now I have this granola, and it is heavenly. I added some hemp hearts, flax seeds, and more coconut (but I used unsweetened), and I used coconut oil in place of Canola. I had to add slightly more coconut oil and maple syrup because of the extra volume, but this tastes exceptional. If you keep putting out these excellent recipes, how will I ever stop eating?!? (…Thank you Jenny)

  22. Sue

    I loved this. It’s my quick snack or breakfast on the go. I tried it with coconut oil, yum….

  23. Elizabeth

    I had to use honey & canola oil but my batch still came out great . Oh my gosh – I will so be using this recipe for years to come ! And yes , I can also see adding favorite ingredients if you like . I love this recipe as is , though .

  24. km

    Made this on Saturday – delicious and easy.

  25. Alaine

    I think I doubled if not tripled the sugar, syrup, and oil, and added honey as well. It gave good flavor and in the dry ingredients I threw in some cinnamon sugar mix as well. I love these recipes because they are so fun to play with. Thank you Jenny!

  26. Esther

    I just made your granola. I didn’t have all the ingredient that you had. I used raw agave nectar. This is the best granola I have eaten. Thank you for the recipe.. I love watching you cook and the recipes.

  27. Cecile

    Gonna make this and take some with me whenever I go hiking,in case I get lost and hungry lol thanks!

  28. Amy

    I really like this recipe. I use honey instead of maple syrup and coconut oil instead of canola. Thanks for sharing it.

  29. o. martin

    I have lost 175 lbs. and one of the goodies that I use all the time was your granola. Simple, tasty, and affordable! Thanks !!

  30. O. Martin

    You’re are right sooooooo good! Thanks from Oregon!

  31. orala c.

    your right it is addicting…I didn’t follow the exact recipe I put honey not syrup and I didn’t messure I jut added thing like crazy but it came out ssssssssooooooo good!!!!! thank you 😉

  32. Haydee

    I made it good one

  33. Naomi

    I have just made this,, eating it now with milk. added walnuts pecan and almonds. your right it is addictive xx

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