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Almond Maple Olive Oil Granola

by Heather

Almond maple olive oil granola is a lighter granola version, and packed with flavor. The combination of maple syrup, crunchy slivered almonds, and olive oil pair so well together! Make a batch of this healthy, gluten-free granola to simplify your mornings!

Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

Almond Maple Olive Oil Granola

Granola is something we always keep on hand. It gives me (as a mom) the opportunity to take a morning off from cooking!

We love to pair granola with plain yogurt and chia jam or fruit. It’s also fantastic when topping a smoothie bowl or oatmeal.

This granola recipe is really delicious, and different from all my other granola recipes because it uses olive oil as the fat.

Because olive oil is less saturated, the granola will not clump as much.

Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

If you’re looking for a healthy granola recipe that clumps, try these!

Ingredients in Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

What you’ll need for this recipe

Extra virgin olive oil – our lighter oil choice that adds a delicious flavor too!

Maple syrup – the natural sweetness and maple flavor

Vanilla extract – brings out the sweetness more

Maple extract – more maple flavor please!

Rolled oats – the perfect base for any granola

Slivered almonds – gives a nice crunch and brings a toasted nutty flavor to the batch

Cinnamon – makes this granola smell amazing

Sea salt – imparts a little sweet and salty action to this recipe

How to make Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

How to make olive oil granola

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and maple extract. In a 9″x13″ glass baking dish, combine the oats, slivered almonds, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pour the olive oil mixture in and stir to fully coat the dry ingredients.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, stir the granola, then bake another 20 minutes. The granola should be less wet and beginning to get a golden color around the edges when done.
  4. After 5 minutes remove from the oven and allow to fully cool before storing in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

Substitution ideas

  • Instead of oats, use buckwheat groats
  • Any combination of nuts/seeds work well
  • If you can’t find maple extract, almond extract is a great alternative
  • Butter and coconut oil can be substituted for the olive oil
  • Feel free to add in 1 cup of dried, chopped fruit at the end for a fruity sweetness
Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola
Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola
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Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

Almond maple olive oil granola is a lighter granola version, and packed with flavor. The combination of maple syrup, crunchy slivered almonds, and olive oil pair so well together! Make a batch of this healthy, gluten-free granola to simplify your mornings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola, olive oil
Servings: 8
Author: Heather

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl mix the olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and maple extract. In a 9″x13″ glass baking dish, combine the oats, slivered almonds, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pour the olive oil mixture in and stir to fully coat the dry ingredients.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stir the granola, then bake another 20 minutes. The granola should be less wet and beginning to get a golden color around the edges when done.
  • Allow the granola to fully cool before storing it in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!
Maple Almond Olive Oil Granola

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in May 2012. Updated January 2021.*

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10 comments

Erica May 24, 2012 - 8:18 am

Yayyy! Enjoy the time away. I’m always up for trying a new granola- this sounds yummy

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Fit Mama May 24, 2012 - 9:21 am

Oh I will definitely enjoy every minute!

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Lauren May 24, 2012 - 9:11 am

Ahhh, I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow lady!!! And ps- I’m totally guessing he’s not more than 7 lbs. 🙂 xoxo

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Fit Mama May 24, 2012 - 9:21 am

I bet your guess will be close 🙂

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Chloe@EveryCraving May 24, 2012 - 3:27 pm

I love the addition of pistachios! The sweet and salty combo is unbeatable 🙂 AH I’m so excited for you to go into labor! Can’t wait to see what little Hunter looks like 🙂

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} May 24, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Ooh I’ll bet the pistachios make this granola. Yum.

I hope Hunter shows up on his due date!!

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Danica @ It's Progression May 24, 2012 - 7:14 pm

I’ve never thought of putting olive oil in a granola recipe but I trust that it’s good 😉 I’ll have to try it!
Can’t wait until your latest post is a birth announcement! : )

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 24, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Your granola looks wonderful! Gorgeous pictures!!!

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Baking Serendipity May 27, 2012 - 9:59 pm

I eat granola nonstop by the fistful when it’s in my house too…it’s dangerous! I love this olive oil version 🙂 Thinking of you and Hunter these days!

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