This basic granola ratio is the perfect base to make granola with whatever odds and ends you have left. Tailor this recipe to your specific tastes. This recipe originally was featured on my IG
This basic granola ratio recipe is the perfect thing to keep in your arsenal of recipes. It can be easily adapted to use up the little bits and bobs that are left over from bags of dried fruit and nuts. Best of all, once you make this recipe a few times, you'll have the basic granola ratio down and wont even need to look at a recipe.
Begin by mixing all the ingredients except the dried fruit together in a bowl.
Spread this mixture on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 150°C / 300°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Let the granola cool and then add dried fruit if desired. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.
Tips + Notes
- This basic granola ratio can easily be doubled, or even halved.
- Like all granola, this recipe will get soft, so store it in an airtight container for best results.
- Dried fruit will burn, so always add the dried fruit after baking.
- Try using this granola in cookies, on top of oatmeal, or in muffins.
- The Base—use one or a mix of rolled oats, rolled spelt, rolled barley, even a handful of puffed cereal.
- The Protein—nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds—or seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, or sesame seeds. Again you can use a mix of nuts or seeds. If you want a nut free option, use all seeds.
- Some Bulk—if you add nuts for the protein, try adding some bulk like shredded coconut. Otherwise, you'll add some whole seeds.
- The Sweetener—try a sweetener such as maple syrup, brown rice, or coconut nectar.
- The Fat—use a neutral oil such as avocado, coconut, olive oil, or grape seed.
- Seasoning—besides some salt you'll want to add some spices. Think orange zest, cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla.
- The Fruit—try chopped apples, dates, dried blueberries, apricots, cacao nibs, freeze dried strawberries, chocolate chunks, or figs.
Use any of these flavour combinations to make your granola, or make up your own.
- Apple Pie—walnuts, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, dried apples
- Pumpkin Spice—pecans, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice
- Fennel Orange—sesame seeds,
- Chocolate Cherry—almonds, sunflower seeds, ¼ teaspoons almond extract, dried cherries, and chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Blueberry Muffin—cashews, coconut, vanilla, and dried blueberries
- Tropical—cashews, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, coconut, vanilla, dried ginger, mango, and pineapple
- 3 cups rolled oats (or rolled spelt, or puffed cereal, rolled barley, etc.)
- 1 cup nuts (or seeds if you’re nut free)
- 1 cup seeds or shredded coconut
- ½ cup liquid sweetener (maple syrup, coconut nectar, brown rice syrup, etc)
- ½ cup oil (avocado, coconut, olive oil)
- ½ teaspoon-1 teaspoon salt
- Spices, zest, or extracts as desired
- 1 cup dried fruit, cacao nibs, etc (added after baking, optional)
- Mix everything but the dried fruit together in a bowl.
- Spread on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 150°C / 300°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Let granola cool and then add dried fruit if desired.