Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Active time
5 minutes
Total time
1 hour 20 minutes
14 half-cup servings

5 cups rolled oats (regular or old-fashioned)

1 cup slivered almonds

¾ cup shredded coconut

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ cup canola oil (or coconut oil)

½ cup real maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Mix oats, almonds, coconut, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Add oil, then add maple syrup and mix thoroughly. (The oil will coat your measuring cup, helping the syrup slide out easily.)
  4. Transfer to two rimmed sheet pans, and spread granola evenly in pans.
  5. Bake at 250°F for 1 ¼ hours, stirring every 20 minutes to allow granola to cook evenly.
  6. Allow to cool in pans, then store in an air-tight container.

An Oldways recipe and photo.


Calories: 239
Total Fat: 11 g
(Saturated Fat: 2 g)
Sodium: 140 mg
Carbohydrate: 32 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 6 g.

Yield: 14 half-cup servings

How'd it Taste?

I'd like to try this recipe, but haven't yet because I'd like to use something else in place the of maple syrup. Any recommendations? Thanks.
You could probably use agave or honey in equal amounts, though I haven't tried either one. It's often difficult to substitute sweeteners in baked goods (since the moisture and the acidity can be thrown off) but a recipe like this granola is pretty forgiving of substitutions. Experiment!
Joy Smith
It's a 5 when you don't add the salt and I used honey instead of syrup, and coconut oil...thanks for the recipe!
Mary H.
I use honey just as a binder, also I like to ad nuts and sometimes dried fruit and cinnamon. There are numerous ways to change it up for vaiety.
Needs a few tweaks for optimal taste. Reduce salt to a pinch of kosher. Mix oil, syrup, and salt together before adding to other dry ingredients. If you want to add a spice like cinnamon or ginger, add that to the wet ingredients, too. This results in much more even flavoring throughout.
Sandi Sampson
I don’t like Coconut and where can I find good rolled oats.
Hi Sandi, Feel free to tweak the recipe! You can omit the coconut, or replace it with other granola ingredients that you like. You should be able to find rolled oats in most major grocery stores.
Aldi's old fashioned oats have been good for us.
Half a recipe fills a quart jar. I add cinnamon and my house smells so good when I make this granola.

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