Granola with fruit and nuts in a teal glass footed bowl with a silver spoon

Ridiculously Easy Granola Recipe

Made with only three ingredients, this ridiculously easy granola recipe comes together in minutes. Just mix and bake for perfect granola! Top with dried fruit, nuts, and your favorite spices for a real breakfast treat.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Calories 263 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/3 cup oil such as canola, olive, or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup the real kind
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • salt optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk the oil and maple syrup together in a large mixing bowl.  If adding salt, add a pinch to the liquid and whisk it in.  Add the oats and mix vigorously with a spatula or large spoon until all the oats are evenly coated.

  3. Pour half of the oats on one parchment-lined baking sheet, and the other half of the oats on the other parchment-lined baking sheet.  Spread out the oats evenly across each sheet.

  4. Bake 45 minutes.  The granola will smell toasted and look slightly darker than it was when it was unbaked.  Remove the sheets from the oven, and allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheets.  Store airtight when completely cool.

Recipe Notes

To make gluten free, be sure to use gluten free old fashioned oats.

Nutrition Facts
Ridiculously Easy Granola Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g 10%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.