Crunchy Granola

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: about 5 cups 1x
  • Category: snack, breakfast


This Crunchy Granola is nut-free, healthy, and simple. Perfect addition for breakfast, snack, and dessert. Keeps extremely well in an airtight container at room temp.



  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/3 cups roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt (kosher works too)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 3/4 cups dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 300F, with rack on middle position. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, and salt – toss well.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm sugar, maple syrup, and oil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  4. Fold oat mixture into the syrup mixture until dry ingredients are well coated.
  5. Spread mixture over the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until dry and lightly golden, 35-45 minutes, stirring mixture every 10-15 minutes during baking.
  6. Remove granola from oven and cool slightly before mixing in dried cranberries.
  7. Cool to room temp before storing in an airtight container.