My Signature Granola

There was a period of time in college that I nannied for a family, and they had this recipe for a homemade granola that shook my world. Every time they would make it I would ask for the recipe, but boy did they have that sealed tightly in the family vault. Awhile back I got a random craving for the sweet and salty goodness that I decided I was going to create my own super delish granola recipe for myself. I feel like I finally got the flavors right and am excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

My Signature Granola


  • 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 egg yolk


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the oats, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts and pecans, chia seeds, pumpkin pie seasoning and salt till fully combine
  • In a smaller bowl mix the maple syrup, oil and egg yolk
  • Pour the syrup mixture over the mixed granola and stir till all pieces are coated
  • Transfer the mixture to a non stick (or sprayed) baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes
  • Once done, allow to fully cool, break apart, add the dried cranberries and store in an air tight container


  • You can really use any sort of nut/derived fruit combination that you prefer
  • Wait to add the dried cranberries until you have baked the granola. If you bake the dried fruit the sugars will over develop and become bitter
  • I have tried subbing the syrup with honey and agave syrup but I like the flavor of the maple syrup the best

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