This Gluten-Free Maple Granola is full of cozy spices, whole food ingredients, and is incredibly easy to make! It's made with oats, pecans, coconut, spices, and real maple syrup and comes together in just 30 minutes, from start to finish! This granola tastes and smells like spiced oatmeal cookies!
1 1/2cupwhole rolled oatsUse certified gluten-free if needed.
1/2cupshredded coconutI used sweetened, but unsweetened works too
1/3cuproughly chopped pecans
1/3cuppure maple syrup
1/2tspvanilla extract optional
Prep: Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Make the Granola: In a medium mixing bowl, add the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, shredded coconut, and pecans. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Pour in the olive oil, maple syrup, and vanilla and stir to combine well. Add the almond butter last, and stir to combine. If it clumps in some areas that's fine - clumps in granola are the best!
Bake: Spread the granola in an even layer on your lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. After the time is up, stir the granola on the pan, making sure to move the bits on the edges to the inside of the pan, so they don't burn. Bake for 13-19 more minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
Serve + Store: Let granola cool completely before putting into a storage container. This will ensure you have nice crunchy clumps. If you don't want lots of clumps, you can stir it around earlier, or break them up as you transfer to a container. Store at room temp in an airtight container for 1-2 months.