Maple Almond Granola Recipe

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I woke up really early the other morning, which is a pretty common occurrence.   I can never sleep in, even on weekends. Josh was still snoring away so I tip toed out of the room and decided to make a batch of granola.

I looked around in the pantry and decided to make Maple Almond Granola. I love that granola is so versatile and pantry friendly. I just used what ingredients we had at home and came up with a fantastic recipe.

I started with oats, added in almonds, wheat germ, cinnamon, and brown sugar. We were out of honey, so I used maple syrup and agave nectar instead-which added the perfect amount of sweetness. I tossed in raisins after the granola was done baking.

For breakfast, I enjoyed freshly baked granola with homemade yogurt. It was the perfect way to start the day.

The wonderful aroma of the granola eventually woke Josh up, but I told him, “If you snooze you lose!” Just kidding-he couldn’t have taste the granola because of the nuts so I made him steel cut oats instead:)

Maple Almond Granola


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 T dark brown sugar
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 2 T agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  1. 1. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, almonds, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar together.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, canola oil, agave nectar, and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. I do this with my clean hands.
  3. 3. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. I probably stir every 7 minutes or so. Take the granola out as soon as it starts to brown.
  4. 4. Stir in the raisins and cool completely. Store in an air tight container.

If you like this granola, you might also like:

Granola with Coconut, Dried Cranberries, and Almonds from Two Peas and Their Pod
Honey Cinnamon Granola from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Granola from How Sweet It Is
Maple Pumpkin Granola from Visions of Sugar Plum
Granola Parfaits from White On Rice Couple

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Just perfect. Love granola. I’m with Jessica- I want to start making my own yogurt to- its been on my to do list for quite some time now! Hope you’re having a good week <3!

  2. I’ve been loving my granola and homemade yogurt. But I’m tired of making it in a thermos. Your right, I really do need to get a yogurt maker! Your granola looks awesome! Love that pic where it’s falling out!

  3. i have one go to granola recipe and i really love making it when i have time. the way it makes the house smell and the satisfying feeling of fresh warm granola, i love it! thanks for sharing the tip that you can sub maple syrup for honey i would have never thought to do that.

  4. Those photos make my stomach growl! I bought some agave nectar a few weeks ago, but haven’t done anything with it – I think I need to try this recipe.

  5. I’m like you, I have never been able to have a lie in (unless Im hungover!!) and now I don’t get the opportunity to anyway with two smal kids. I bet the smell was divine

  6. if you’re gonna make one thing at home and never buy it at the store, it should be granola. that’s my belief. and i’m with you–i get an early start on the baking practically every morning!

  7. Looks awesome 🙂 I keep meaning to thank you for posting your list of Christmas gift ideas! I sent it to my mom & ended up with a homemade yogurt maker. We LOVE it! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  8. I love those quiet moments in the morning when I get inspired to bake something. It definitely gets me starting the day in a good mood. Freshly baked granola and yogurt sounds like a perfect breakfast to me!

  9. I love maple syrup.. it’s one of those flavors I cook with as often as I can, just like bourbon vanilla. It’s so intoxicating!
    This is a wonderful recipe for granola.. thanks for sharing!

  10. We love Agave! My kids always put it on toast.
    I’m an early riser too. Sometimes up befor the kids on Christmas 🙂

  11. I’ve been meaning to make granola for months, but hadn’t found a recipe that sounded that amazing. I think this is the one I’ll attempt first, because I LOVE anything with maple!

  12. This sounds almost exactly like how I make my granola. A time saver tip – make a huge batch and freeze it! That’s what I always do. I make a big batch with 12 – 14 cups of oats. Then I freeze it and take smaller portions out as I need them. Then I don’t have to make it too often but I always have some in the house. I eat it pretty much every day. So good!! You can even eat it right from the freezer. It takes almost no time to thaw. Another yummy thing to add is ground flax seed. Or pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

  13. Granola is one of my favorite things to make-making it homemade is so much better than trying to find something as good in stores! I always lots of dried fruits like craisins and apricots-the sweetness combined with the saltiness of the nuts is perfect!

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  15. I’ve been looking for a good homemade granola recipe for a while now and it looks like I’ve finally found the right one. Can’t wait to try this one out. Maple almond is my absolute favorite.

  16. This is the simplest and tastiest granola recipe I’ve made and it was delicious!! Thanks! I omitted the sugar because the maple syrup-agave combo provided the perfect amount of sweetness. Thanks again!

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