Maple Butter Nut Granola Recipe

  • Makes: 8 cups (16 Servings)
  • Ready In: 60 mins
  • Prep Time: 15-20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45-60 mins

Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).

Use granola as a topping on hot cereal, fresh fruit, or yogurt. Homemade granola makes a quick snack for children on the move.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 315
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Sodium: 81mg
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 6g


  1. 3 ½ cups rolled oats
    ½ cup sesame seeds
    ½ cup sunflower seeds
    ½ cup pumpkin seeds
    ½ cup almonds, chopped
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon sea salt
    ½ cup melted organic unsalted butter
    ½ cup maple syrup
    1 tablespoon nut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    ¼ teaspoon almond extract


    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, seeds, almonds, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
    3. In small pan melt butter, add syrup and nut butter and stir to blend.
    4. Remove from heat and add extracts.
    5. Slowly pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients, using a spatula to fold and evenly coat the dry mixture with the wet.
    6. Spread on cookie sheet or in a shallow pan and bake. Turn granola every 15 or 20 minutes so that it toasts evenly. Bake until granola is dry and golden (45 - 60 minutes).
    7. Store in an airtight jar.

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

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