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Simple Homemade Granola

Simple Homemade Granola is a comforting breakfast meal that includes dates!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 Cups
Calories 372kcal


  • 5 cups old fashioned oats - I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 1/4 cups maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup pecans - chopped
  • 1 cup dates - chopped


  • Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl place the oats, maple syrup and spices.
  • Mix well.
  • Spread on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and mix in the pecans and dates.
  • Bake another 15 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool.  Pack in airtight containers.


How to keep granola fresh:
  • In an airtight container in your dark pantry or cupboard it will keep for about 6 months.
  • It also freezes really well for about 6 months so you have an option if you need space in one place or the other.
  • You can use a freezer bag for the granola but I actually put it into another one just to ensure against ice crystals.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.2mg