Basic 4-Ingredient Granola – This low sugar granola recipe is made with only four basic ingredients, making it both easy and cost effective.
For a while now, I’ve wanted to create a quick and easy granola recipe. One that I could stir together in under five minutes and be eating in under 30.
A recipe that would accommodate everyone’s allergies and that didn’t boast the amount of sugar in a cupcake…
This is that granola recipe!
My kids all love granola (who doesn’t??). They eat it by the handful, with milk, in parfaits…it truly is a crowd-pleaser!
It adds a great crunch to yogurt and smoothies, and it’s full of fiber, making it a less expensive way to fill anyone up.
What fat source is best?
This recipe works with a variety of oils and fats, including butter, ghee, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, and avocado oil.
Our favorite is the avocado oil, as it doesn’t lend a strong flavor. It’s also nice to spare the trouble of washing an extra pot to melt something.
What sugar source is best?
The sweetness I add to this recipe is just enough to please kids, yet be reasonable for adults. Basically, it’s one tablespoon of sweetener to one cup of oats.
I’ve only attempted this recipe with maple syrup, as I find it easiest to pour and mix.
The next best substitute would probably be yacon syrup, which has a similar consistency.
If you love granola, check out some of my other recipes!
Basic 4-Ingredient Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 3 Tbsp oil or butter (melted) avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix the oats and salt in a large bowl.
- Stir in the oil and syrup until all the oats are evenly coated.
- Spread the mixture onto a large baking pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Cool a bit before serving.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include: