Granola Recipe

This is a recipe for my favorite granola, and I make it at least once a month for my family. I love adding it to yogurt or smoothie bowls, but you can use it as a topping for lots of different things!


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Pour in the oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix until every oat and nut is coated lightly. 
  4. Pour the granola onto your pan and spread it in an even layer.
  5. Bake until golden, about 20-25 minutes, and stir it halfway.
  6. Let the granola cool entirely without mixing it and then break it into pieces and stir in the coconut flakes.
  7. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.