Nutty Baked Granola

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I love granola in my fruit and yogurt parfaits, but store bought granola always has so much sugar and other not-so-good-for-you ingredients. I wanted a healthier granola, so I decided to make my own nutty baked granola.

Since the holidays have just come and gone, we had a lot of leftover nuts. Nuts have natural oils that can go rancid if left for too long. If you have an old can of mixed nuts that have a stale flavor, that’s your rancid nut oil. Making your own nutty granola is a great way to use those nuts before they go bad.

This nutty baked granola has both crunch and chewy parts, which is a perfect addition to a fruit and yogurt parfait. Granola is great for snaking as well!

If you need another good idea as to how to use this granola, try it on my air fryer banana split.

Mise en place, have your ingredients prepped before you start your recipe.

Enjoy your nutty baked granola for breakfast, at snack time, or even for a healthier dessert option. Granola is such a great grab and go snack on its own, or paired with fruit and yogurt. Try it in a fruit and yogurt parfait!

Nutty Baked Granola

Baked granola sweetened with only maple syrup.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
60 minutes 4 hours
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 16
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 Sheet Pan 17.5 in x 11.5 in, so granola can be a thin layer on the pan
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 mixing spoon or spatula
  • measuring cups/ spoons
  • 1-2 mason jars with cover For storage


  • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 Cup whole salted almonds
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries I used the low sugar kind
  • 2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
    In a mixing bowl, add all of your ingredients and mix together until fully combined. Make sure all ingredients are coated well with your maple syrup.
    Using parchment paper or cooking spray, coat your sheet pan. Spread granola evenly on pan.
    Bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit for 60 minutes before tossing it. This is very important to make sure your granola has nice clusters.
    Store in a mason jar.


Keep in your sealed jar for chewier granola.  Granola will keep for several weeks.
Keyword baked goods, baking, granola, Homemade, nuts, oats


  1. 5 stars
    I love the combination of crunchy and chewy. It is a little salty with just the right amount of sweet. I love using mine to toss on top of yogurt with berries…or just straight from the jar!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a great granola recipe! Unlike other recipes, this one has no oil. This recipe is better than my previous go to recipe which is by Bobby Flay. You could say this granola recipe beat Bobby Flay!!

  3. 5 stars
    I love this, and I don’t normally eat granola, the commercial type is way too sweet. This is perfect! And so many possible variations. Delicious!

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