Salted Maple Granola


Out of all of the great recipes in Chrissy Teigen's second cookbook, this one was our clear favorite. I've never had a granola like this before, and I doubt you have either. It's the perfect addictive balance of sweet and salty, and the maple flavor is so pronounced. I've made a couple of granola recipes since this one, and my husband keeps saying none are as good as this, so I guess this is going to be our standby. 

I've made a couple of changes, including cutting down the sugar and salt a tiny bit since we never have the unsweetened kind of shredded coconut. I also left out the dried fruit, since we tried the granola both with and without, and we both liked it without the dried fruit more. 

Salted Maple Granola

(Adapted from Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen)

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup sweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp kosher salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pecans, almonds, and sunflower seeds. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add to the oat mixture and toss together. 
  4. Spread the granola on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely. 

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