Easy Homemade Granola

makes about 4 cups

This super easy granola recipe is more of a blueprint with lots of suggested add ins. Here Iā€™m giving you the basic recipe, what you need to start with, and then you can make it your own.



  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup avocado, grape seed or melted coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, but I like it)

Add ins:

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut

  • Chia seeds

  • Chopped nuts

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • A pinch of cardamom

  • A few grates of nutmeg

  • Sesame seeds

  • Orange Zest

  • Ground Flax Seeds (stirred in once the pan is out of the oven)

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, toss to coat.

  3. Spread the granola out, in one even layer, onto a large rimmed baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, tossing 2-3 times. You want it to look toasted but not burnt, so keep checking it.

  5. Remove from the oven. Let cool and then transfer to jars.