Homemade Oven Granola

Who can resist the comforting aroma of freshly baked granola wafting through the kitchen? Crunchy, nutty, and oh-so-satisfying, homemade granola is a breakfast staple that also doubles as a delightful snack any time of day. Today, we're taking this classic recipe up a notch with the golden touch of Fresh Press Farms Bold Olive Oil, adding a rich depth of flavor and a beautiful crispness to every bite.


  • 3 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped (such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Press Farms Bold Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried fruits (such as raisins, cranberries, or chopped apricots)


  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, mixed nuts, and shredded coconut. Stir to mix evenly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together Fresh Press Farms Olive Oil, maple syrup (or honey), vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Make sure the mixture is well combined and the honey or maple syrup is fully incorporated.
  • Pour the olive oil mixture over the dry ingredients. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix everything together thoroughly. Ensure that the oats and nuts are evenly coated with the sweet, aromatic blend.
  • Transfer the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out evenly in a thin layer, ensuring there are no clumps. This allows for even toasting and crispness.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and crisp. Remember to stir the granola every 10 minutes to ensure even baking.
  • Once the granola is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. As it cools, it will continue to crisp up.
  • Once cooled, stir in your choice of dried fruits. This could be sweet raisins, tangy cranberries, or the sunny sweetness of chopped apricots.
  • Store your homemade olive oil granola in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for up to two weeks, though it's likely to be devoured much sooner!

Chef’s Note: Serve your granola with a splash of cold milk, a dollop of creamy yogurt, or simply enjoy it by the handful for a satisfying snack.

There you have it—a simple yet sensational recipe for oven-baked granola with the delightful addition of our Fresh Press Farms Bold Olive Oil. Whether you sprinkle it over yogurt, top your morning oatmeal, or munch on it straight from the jar, this granola is sure to become a household favorite.