The Easiest Granola

The first time I made this, I was floored by how easy it was.


SO freakin easy and SO freakin delicious.It’s not like granola is cheap either. And I am allllllll about delicious and affordable food!

And it can be spruced up with dried fruit, nuts, and whatever you can think of to put in it.

Fueling notes:

  • Per serving (1/4 cup x 8), this recipe packs 24 g of carbs, 3 g of protein, and 10 g of fat, and 2 g of fiber.
  • Pre-workout: have at least 1 or 2 hours before your session to give you enough time to digest.
  • Post-workout: pair with protein (e.g greek yogurt) within 1-2 hours of your session.

The Stuff

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • splash of vanilla
  • Optional: ½ cup nuts and/or ½ dried fruit*

The Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Beat or whisk the oil, maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla
  3. Add the oats and mix thoroughly
  4. Optional: stir in nuts
  5. Spread evenly onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at least 25 minutes or until the oats are golden brown and smell toasted. The granola will still feel a little damp but with dry and harden as it cools. Stick the pan on a cooling rack until the granola is cool to the touch
  6. Optional: add dried fruit (adding after cooking prevents the fruit from becoming rock hard)
  7. Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature

*You may need to add a little extra maple syrup and/or oil to account for the adding dried fruit and nuts.

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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