Homemade Olive Oil Granola Recipe

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Easy & delicious oven-baked homemade olive oil granola recipe. Oatmeal, nuts & craisins makes this a healthy topping for yogurt or cereal.

Over the Christmas holidays, the house On Sutton Place was bursting with people and good food. Our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter were here for ten days…and our daughter and her boyfriend were here on the weekends. For someone who spends most days alone, the conversation and company felt like the biggest blessing of all. One morning, my son commented that they loved a homemade olive oil granola recipe that my daughter-in-law got from a friend. They said they put it on yogurt, cereal and even in their pancake mix. I was excited to try it and was not disappointed. This is the tastiest granola recipe ever and super easy to make.

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yogurt apples and granola in blue flowered bowl

This homemade olive oil granola recipe fits on a half sheet pan (I used this one) and filled 2 1/2 quart-sized mason jars. Because I was afraid I would eat it all by myself, I gave one jar away! The recipe can be cut in half if you don’t need the full amount.

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Homemade Olive Oil Granola Recipe

Easy & delicious oven-baked homemade olive oil granola recipe. Oatmeal, nuts & craisins makes this a healthy topping for yogurt or cereal.
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5 from 3 votes
Servings: 2 quart jars
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup craisins or raisins
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, all nuts, and craisins. Stir so it's well mixed.
  • In a smaller, separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Pour maple syrup mixture over oatmeal mixture.
  • Stir well so all of the oatmeal mixture is covered with the syrup mixture.
  • Pour out on a large, rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Spread into a single layer.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven at 15 minute intervals and stir. Mixture will be golden brown and well toasted when done.
  • Cool completely. Store in jars or other airtight container.


1 extra cup of ingredients can be added without increasing the amount of syrup mixture. 
1 cup pumpkin seeds, raw and hulled
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Any other type of dried fruit. 
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homemade olive oil granola recipe on cookie sheet with wooden spoon

Homemade Olive Oil Granola Recipe Tip

After the second stirring, I didn’t think it would be done in just fifteen minutes more. That’s when the scent of cinnamon began to fill my kitchen and when I pulled the tray out of the oven after 45 minutes, the granola was perfectly toasted. I sampled it when it was still warm and decided it was the best granola I’ve ever had!

homemade olive oil granola recipe in blue mason jar with blue plaid towel

I am beginning to settle into 2018. I haven’t talked much about the new year or resolutions. I told my email subscribers that I don’t make resolutions anymore because I hate feeling like a failure! I do, however, like all of you, have hopes and dreams. The one thing I hope, more than anything, is that you all are abundantly blessed in 2018. Some blessings are easily identified, while others come in the form of unanswered prayers. I’m determined to be grateful for both kinds…and I hope you are determined as well.

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  1. 5 stars
    This granola is my go to recipe. It’s great to snack on or (as suggested) with my dairy free yogurt. I’ve made it so many times I felt it only right to comment and thank you for sharing! I’ve followed exactly and have modified- 1/3 c maple syrup, 1/3 c olive oil, 1/3 c sugar. You don’t even notice the reduction and bonus: you don’t feel as guilty eating it all up! 😊

  2. Karen Dula says:

    I know I saw a printable tag for his granola mix. I can’t seem to find it now. Help, please.

  3. Hi Ann, This looks wonderful. When I opened this the other day, I could have sworn that I saw printable tags, and I did see someone mention them. However, I can’t seem to find them anywhere by searching the web site. Can you help? Thanks so much – I thought this would make a lovely little extra gift!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Alyssa…I’m probably too late, but I sent the tags in an email to my subscriber list. If you still want the tags, email me at ann@onsuttonplace.com. Happy New Year!

  4. Chris Savage says:

    Made this today for Christmas gifts! It’s yummy!

  5. Lisa Foley says:

    Thank you for the granola recipe and tags! Such a great hostess gift idea!

  6. I love this recipe! I’ve made several batches this past year for gifts as well as for myself. One of my favorite blends is using dried cherries and flaked coconut. This recipe will stay in my file for a very long time! Thank you!

  7. Denise Cox says:

    Ann, I’m assuming you mean ‘pure’ maple syrup? If so, DANG, I just threw away a brand new bottle that I had opened about five years ago but never used. I rarely cook anymore and thought I would not use it for the purpose it was intended for.

  8. how long can you store this if I plan to give it as a gift?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      It should stay fresh in a tightly sealed mason jar for at least two weeks…maybe longer. Happy Holidays!

  9. You look so pretty and the granola sounds yummy.Thank you for the recipe.

  10. Heather A Caouette says:

    This in now my go to granola. Absolutely loved it!! I added a handful of coconut to mine. Next time I may try some different add ins like sunflower seeds. Thank you!~

  11. I can hardly wait to try this recipe. I have several favorite granola recipes and the latest batch is about gone. The olive oil is an unusual ingredient and I have some blood orange infused olive oil that I think will work well.

  12. Janice Boucher says:

    Beautiful ornaments! I want to be one of your ornament friends! :-)
    A belated Happy Birthday to you Carol!

  13. Just wanted to say that I made this granola yesterday, and it was delicious! I substituted coconut sugar (organic and unrefined) for the brown sugar, and added one cup of coconut flakes. It was amazing! So addictive…I had it in a bowl with some plain Greek yogurt and a splash of almond milk. Mmm…so good!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Totally agree that it is addicting!

  14. Happy New Year to you Ann and all those whom you love. I hope the new year brings you happiness and joy.I started the new year with a 3 day detox recipe so this granola recipe is just what I need to continue my new healthier eating habits. Thank you for sharing and God bless. Can’t wait to see what wonderful ideas you have instored for the new year. XOXO from Corfu Greece

  15. How long will this keep in a sealed canister or mason jar?

    1. Just read it will keep up to 2 weeks. Thanks!

  16. LOVE this (and all of the posts you share on your blog)! Please thank all involved for this recipe! I’m going to make it today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Thanks Ann for this delicious granola recipe, I made this today on a “VERY” cold northwest Ohio afternoon, the smell filled the house with goodness and the taste is amazing!! This recipe is a keeper!!!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      So glad you liked it!

  18. Debrashoppeno5 says:

    This sounds so delicious. I love recipes with ingredients I already have on hand.

  19. Hello, Ann. I love your blog and thank you for sharing the recipe. I’ve just heard school is canceled for me tomorrow so I will be staying inside and making this granola! Happy New Year

  20. Happy New Year Ann and thank you for a recipe to start the year off in a healthy way! I don’t make new year resolutions because I am enough- just as I am. It took me years to realize and accept. I am enough and God loves me just as I am. What more could one ask for? ;)

  21. Manuela Nelisse says:

    Dear Ann, iT is juist wonderful to meet someone in another country, just like this.

    Your blog is warm and beautiful and it is nice to reed your blog.

    You write as if I sit there at the kitchentable : ) just great.

    Love Manuela from the Netherlands

  22. Oh my….I can’t wait to make this!! I’ve pinned it until I can get all of the supplies together. Thanks for sharing!!

  23. The granola recipe looks fabulous! It would make a great gift! What is it’s “shelf life”?

    I made some resolutions, but mine are realistic. Good luck with your’s.

    Happy New Year from cold Alabama!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      It should last for up to two weeks if stored in an air-tight container. Enjoy!

  24. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a blessed and healthy 2018!

  25. Granola is the perfect food. Thanks for the recipe! I make one very similar using coconut oil and always include coconut flakes. It is my everyday lunch, with fruit and yogurt for most of the year.
    I’m very glad you had a lovely family time over Christmas. It is definitely your turn for some good stuff!
    Thanks for all the lovely goodies that you share with us, and may 2018 bring YOU laughter and grace.

  26. Sonja Brandt says:

    thankyou! and to your DIL. Will be trying it for sure.

  27. Have everything I need to make this today,sounds delicious.Love to add to my morning yogurt. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year! Making this tonight for family coming in for the weekend.

  29. Loryl Fisher says:

    It sounds like you had a lovely holiday. So happy for you.
    I LOVE homemade granola! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  30. Maureen Ryan says:

    Just want to send you a “thank you” with a virtual big hug for all you do for us! I’m glad you had a great holiday filled with good company. I feel gratitude to have you among the bloggers I follow; it’s really a blessing! Happy New Year and all good things your way!

  31. Charmaine says:

    Happy 2018! Just pinned the granola recipe…sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  32. Wishing you laughter and grace, right back and many blessings for 2018. Absolutely love your blog.
    And the granola recipe – am going shopping today for more oatmeal.

  33. Happy New Year, Ann, I love granola & yogurt, but find most granola I’ve bought to be just awful!
    This recipe seems to have just enough sweetness. Is there a particular type of olive oil you used?
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. Beth Beard says:

    Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to make this! Happy New Year!

  35. This looks delicious and easy – will have to try!

  36. Going to make the granola !
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy 2018. I can’t wait to see what you develop in the stationary line-I’m hoping a daisy may be involved!

    1. Thanks for the recipe, Ann. Sounds like one I make and I definitely add coconut flakes. Yummy! Also thank you for reminding me that some blessings aren’t immediately identified. Good thought to ponder. Wishing you all good things in 2018 and a more peaceful, kinder world to all.


    2. Oh, I agree with you, Mary, a daisy would be just the thing!!! Or maybe seven?

  37. So excited to try this! I’ve all the ingredients on hand, Thank you for sharing.

  38. This looks amazing! I will definitely try this one soon! I love the blessing of a full nest over the holidays, too. 2017 was a good year for my family. After twelve years of corporate relocations, we made the decision to move home to Michigan. We love our little cottage in the suburbs of Ann Arbor…not too far from family,and just a short drive to Sutton Place. :)

  39. Norma Rolader says:

    Awesome sounds great thank you

  40. Sounds scrumptious. Love New recipes and its healthy for us.

    Can’t wait to try.

    Happy New Year and praying for good health and peace to all.

  41. I love homemade granola but I have never made it with olive oil… I will definitely try this. Thanks and Happy New Year Ann!

    1. Just wondering…do the craisins stay moist after being baked?

      1. Ann Drake says:

        Yes, they are moist but a bit chewier. (If that makes sense.) They still have a great texture.

  42. Lauren@Simplylkj says:

    This sounds delicious! I love that it is easy to change up the nuts and fruits as there are some we cannot have due to food sensitivities. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy New Year.