Dec 12, 2020

Old Fashioned Granola Recipe

here's how to make classic granola - image Stacy Reynaud

It's $20 for 500 grams of granola on Hornby. Why? 
I made my own. Nothing fancy, just old-fashioned granola. 
It's vegan if that makes any difference.

Granola lasts about two weeks in an airtight container. 

Buy a vacuum sealer, and you can keep it for six to eight months! I just bought this one, and I love it.


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons each of pecans, pumpkin seeds, almonds*
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. Grease a large baking pan (I use vegan butter).
  3. Mix the oats, pecans, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a large bowl.
  4. Combine the oil, agave, and granulated sugar in a small saucepan.
  5. Bring to a simmer; immediately remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour over the oat mixture.
  7. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
  8. Spread in the prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake until golden brown - between 25-30 minutes - stirring every 8-10 minutes.
  10. Transfer the pan to a rack and let cool completely*

* I soak my pecans and almonds in water for a few hours and then bake at 250 F for 50 minutes. If you do this, too, remember that the nuts are already cooked and burn when you put them in the oven again for 30 minutes. I learned the hard way! 

* Because we're using coconut oil, the granola sticks together quite well (coconut oil solidifies when cool). I let my granola cool for about an hour, then use a spatula to lift it out of the pan and break it up.

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