Peanut and Oat Cereal

I love granola.

I don’t, however, love the price of granola. Or the total price of all the ingredients that go into making it. So over the past year I have perfected a very simple version of granola. It has 5 ingredients and is flexible enough to be made with whatever nuts or liquid sweetener (agave, maple syrup, etc.) I have on hand.

Peanut Oat & Cereal


  • 1 cup of nuts – roughly chopped (I used 125g of peanuts for the granola pictured)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats (I used 100g of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free oats)
  • 1/2 cup of agave nectar, maple syrup, or whatever other liquid sweetener you have (I used 180g agave)
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs flax seeds, measured prior to finely grinding
  • If you feel like getting fancy, you can add 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup dried fruit, or a combination of nuts.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder or high speed blender.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flax seed with the sweetener (syrup, agave, etc) and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the nuts and oats.
  5. Pour the flax mixture into the oat/nut mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Grease a baking pan and spread the mixture out on it.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the granola is hard and chewy.
  8. Let the granola cool and store in an air tight container.

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Russell at Chasing Delicious - Wow what a gorgeous set of shots! Yummy recipe too!

Hannah - That scene looks downright dreamy, like the ideal leisurely breakfast. I especially love how you captured the pouring milk- Wonderfully done!

Galen @ OMGosh I'm Vegan - This looks fantastic!

vkrees - Cat- that sounds perfect! =)

littlemiao - I have been searching everywhere for an easy, inexpensive granola recipe. This looks wonderful!

Cat ~ The Verdant Life - What an elegant and simple idea! And, maybe I’m crazy, but this seems like the perfect snack to take to the movies, especially if some dark chocolate and sea salt were added. :)

Jes - Looks almost exactly like my granola! I’m with you–granola is the best but ohmygoodness why do they charge so much for it?

vkrees - Cara: No Marshall for this post. He was off doing his own thing. Granola is a little too hippy-dippy for him. =P

Cara - Where’s kitty? What, does he not share the same love for granola as you???

celine - I love your pictures, Vanessa, and that last shot slays me. perfection!

Ashlae - Ohh man, we’re on the same wavelength! Homemade granola is da best.

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