Maple Cinnamon Granola

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Granola can be a pretty pricey grocery store item. However, it is very easy to make your own at home. If you can buy the ingredients in bulk and/or on sale, you will further reduce the cost. If maple syrup is out of the budget, you can easily substitute honey.

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Maple Cinnamon Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade granola, maple granola
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 5 cups rolled oats do not use quick oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered nonfat milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. In very large mixing bowl, combine oats, bran, wheat germ, sesame seeds, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In separate mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, powdered milk, citrus rind, and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet mixture over dry and toss to coat evenly. Spread on large cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Crumble according to your preferences and stir in nuts and dried fruit. Cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container. For longer shelf life, store the granola in the freezer.
Recipe Notes

If you are out of maple syrup you can substitute honey.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Cinnamon Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Lori Hurley says

    Just wondering, what does the milk do? I made this last time and it was GREAT! I’ve been requested to make it again and I’m doing it tomorrow… this time with both maple syrup and honey because that’s what I have around.

    I was just wondering what the powdered milk did?

    • Jessica says

      I have no idea. But, I’m sure I’ve omitted it before. 🙂

    • Renee B says

      @Lori Hurley, It would add some protein for sure! Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. kristy says

    can i use veg oil or olive oil instead of canola oil? If i use honey instead of maple syrup how much should i use. thanks

    • Jessica says

      Yes, I sub in whatever oil or sweetener I have on hand. I think equal substitution should be fine.

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