salty sweet maple granola
Equipment: Baking sheet, parchment paper or silpat (optional but makes cleanup easy), large mixing bowl.
  • 3 c. rolled oats (I used the quick-cooking kind)
  • 1 c. pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 c. unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1 c. raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • ¾ c. pure maple syrup
  • ½ c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt (to taste - this amount worked perfectly for me)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients. Spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until the granola is toasted (no more liquid remains), about 45-60 minutes.
  3. Remove the granola from the oven, taste, and season with more salt if needed (mine didn't, but do your thing). Let cool completely before serving, or store in an airtight container for up to a month (as if it's going to last that long!). Enjoy!
Recipe by radish*rose at