David Loftus
(serving size: 1/3 cup)

This easy granola recipes uses quick-cooking oats, mixed nuts, mixed seeds and shredded coconut. Serve with low-fat milk or yogurt for a quick breakfast or a snack.

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°. Put oatmeal, mixed nuts, mixed seeds, coconut, and cinnamon on a baking sheet. Stir well; smooth out. Drizzle with maple syrup and olive oil; stir. Bake 25-30 minutes. Every 5 minutes or so take out and stir, then smooth down with a wooden spoon and put back in oven. When granola is golden, remove from oven, mix in dried fruit (roughly chop any large pieces); let cool. Serve with milk or yogurt. You can keep leftover granola in an airtight container about 2 weeks, but it's so delicious we'll be surprised if it lasts that long!

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Rikked's Review

August 08, 2013
Yum! I actually used old-fashioned oats and coconut oil instead of olive oil. Baked only 18 minutes as the coconut flakes were getting too done. Can't wait to try on yogurt. Will make again.

mrsandrea's Review

May 08, 2010
This is THE BEST Granola recipe I have ever made. I double the recipe: omit the cinnamon and add only 2 TB of olive oil. Love it. It stays fresh in a tupperware. Make sure you use big flakes of unsweetened coconut. It is wonderful!!

becca25's Review

March 23, 2010
Very easy!!!!

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013