Mix and Match Granola
There is something about getting your hands dirty, rolling up your sleeves and making a dish for yourself that for some reason always seems to taste better… or at least you think so. Creating your own signature granola blend that your family and friends will beg you to make again and again for them is simpler than you think. Sure there are a million recipes for granola on the internet but they are not YOUR recipes so the bragging rights aren’t quite the same. Use this guideline as a framework for your signature, can-get-enough of granola recipe…



  • Step 1: Start with the base

3 cups total of a combination of the following

  • Rolled Oats
  • Rolled Rye
  • Rolled Wheat
  • Rolled Barley
  • Quinoa flakes
  • Puffed cereal (rice, millet, aramuth)
  • * Barley, wheat and rye are not gluten-free options
  • Step 2: Add the nuts and seeds (Totally optional but we recommend 2-3)

¼ cup of each option you decide to add

  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • cashews
  • pecans
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • Step 3: A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down

Add 1 cup of the following

  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Agave
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Step 4: No one likes dry granola! (Hint: go for a flavorful oil to add a burst of unexpected taste)

Add ⅓ cup of one kind of oil

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Walnut Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Step 5: Spice it up

Add 1 teaspoon each of one spice and one extract plus the salt

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract
  • maple extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt – do not omit for optimal results
  • Step 6: add some fruit (optional)

Add ½ cup of 1-2 of the following

  • raisins
  • cranberries
  • dates
  • figs
  • apricots
  • blueberries


  1. Add the ingredients from steps 1 and 2 into a bowl and toss until they are combined.
  2. Whisk together the ingredients from steps 3, 4 and 5 in a saucepan over medium high heat until they are emulsified. No need to boil, the heat just makes it easier to mix.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Spread onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 25-35 minutes at 325 degrees stirring halfway. The mixture should be golden brown when it is done. Toss in the fruit (step 6) right out of the oven and then let it completely cool before stirring again (this will give you nice clusters).


  • Of course our list of options are not all inclusive and yes you can sub any seed, nut, grain or spice your little heart desires. This recipe is a guideline and framework to inspire you to make your very own signature blend. Like every good work of art it might take a few tries to get it right but trust us… it is worth it!

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