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Maple Walnut Granola

Maple Walnut Granola, another granola with no refined sugar, and only 30 minutes in the oven! Why buy granola, when homemade is this easy? 

Who likes having breakfast easy enough so that everyone can serve themselves? I see, so it isn't just me! I love mornings, but I don't always want to cook a big breakfast. Granola is perfect for the serve yourself breakfast club. Maple Walnut Granola like our other favorite Honey Almond Granola offers variety while serving up good nutrition. 

Each flavor of our homemade granola calls for pumpkin seeds as part of the ingredients list. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium along with crunch and a delicious nutty flavor. That was new information to me when I began learning the nutrition of the different ingredients included in our granola recipes. And it turns out magnesium is one of those minerals we need each day.  

The walnuts in Maple Walnut Granola offer selenium along with healthy Omega-3 fat. Fortunately, homemade granola, when made with healthy ingredients provides a powerhouse of nutrition to start your day! Plus, it tastes really good! Please note, while I am not a nutritionist, I have researched which foods provide needed nutrients for good health.  
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Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • oatmeal
  • walnuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • coconut oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • salt
  • vanilla
You will also need the following:
Now we are ready to get started!


How to make 30 Minute Maple Walnut Granola.
Maple Walnut Granola
Maple Walnut Granola
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

5 c oatmeal
2 c broken walnut pieces
1 c pumpkin seeds
1 c coconut shreds – unsweetened

1/2  c coconut oil, melted
1 1/4 c Real Maple Syrup
1/4 t salt
1 t vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Melt the coconut oil stir in the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. 

Pour over the oat mixture, stir well to coat each piece evenly. 
Transfer to a large flat roasting pan. 


How to make 30 Minute Maple Walnut Granola.


Bake 15 minutes, stir well, bringing contents from the corner of the pan to the center, and from the bottom of the pan to the top. 

Bake 10 more minutes, stir once again, bake the final 5 minutes, or until a deeper golden brown color is achieved if desired. 

Let cool in the pan for 10 -12 minutes, stir gently at the 3, 6, and 9-minute marks. Let cool completely. Transfer to a lidded container, keep sealed tightly for freshness. 

You may be interested in trying our Honey Almond Granola, the recipe may be found here.


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Comments

  1. I've never made my own granola. This sounds delicious!

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    1. Granola is pretty easy, but when I first view recipes years (and years!) ago, it seemed like an all day task. Not any more!

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  2. I love making granola -- Did you know I discovered a slow cooker method, which is super great for summer (we don't have air-conditioning): the link is here: https://www.bethfishreads.com/2017/03/weekend-cooking-3-great-kitchen-hacks.html

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  3. sounds so yummy and good my type of breakfast as well as snack thanks for sharing
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  4. That sounds delicious! I had no idea that pumpkin seeds were a good source of magnesium. Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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  5. Maple-Walnut is a great combination for Granola, I just love a great granola! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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