Easy Toss and Bake Granola

Published On Feb 24, 2013
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Easy Toss and Bake Granola // This granola recipe is too easy to put together.  And it's totally customizable to your liking! | Tried and TastyMy husband and I are on a quest to eat less processed foods. I’ve been learning so much recently about all of the chemicals and yucky ingredients that are unnecessarily added to so many things. In fact, we strive to eat little to no processed foods at all. It’s really tough and takes a lot of extra time and prep work but is so worth it. When looking for a granola recipe I wanted something that wasn’t bogged down with lots of sugar (another thing we are trying to stay away from is refined sugars), easy to make, and tasty. This recipe embodies everything I was looking for, and it’s so versatile – you can add more of something and less of another if you like. I made this recipe for the first time 2 weeks ago and since I’ve made a second batch and will be making a third batch (for me) and one to give away this afternoon. It’s that good folks. That store bought stuff is for the birds!

Easy Toss and Bake Granola

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Toss and Bake Granola
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 723 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Easy Toss and Bake Granola is easy to customize to your liking!

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Ingredients

  • 4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats not quick cooking
  • 1 c. sliced almonds
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened* shredded coconut
  • 1/4 c. unsalted pepitas hulled pumpkin seeds or shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. dried fruit such as cherries, cranberries, raisins, or currants

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the oats, almonds, coconut, and pepitas (or sunflower seeds) with the maple syrup, oil, and salt.
  3. Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
*Here is the list of ingredients in the sweetened coconut: Coconut, Sugar, Water, Propylene Glyco (Preserves Freshness), Salt, and Sodium Metabisulfite (Retains Coconut Whiteness). The ingredients in the unsweetened coconut that I use: Organic Dried Coconut. You tell me why you would want all of that other junk? If you want to purchase unsweetened, check out your local health food store. Buying it in bulk (if an option) will be the best way to go!
We've been using this granola in our morning parfaits. Per 1/4 c. of granola you will find it runs you about 140 calories - so don't go too crazy. Our yogurt of choice is the Stonyfield Plain Organic Whole Milk Yogurt. It's a lot lower in sugar than other more popular brands (I used to love Chobani, but it's packed with sugar). My favorite fruit to use are strawberries, but when we ran out of those bananas worked just as well. Of course you can use whichever fruit you prefer. My husband prefers blueberries... me, not so much!

Adapted from Real Simple

Nutrition Facts
Easy Toss and Bake Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 723 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 807mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 95g 32%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 21g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 16.9%
Iron 34.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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