Cinnamon Maple Granola

Easy homemade granola, flavored with cinnamon and pure maple syrup. A tasty breakfast or snack!

Easy cinnamon maple granola recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect breakfast or snack!

I’m a big fan of multi-purpose items. Some uni-taskers are okay, but I don’t want a drawer full of them. For example, I love my garlic press. So quick and simple, it beats mincing by hand and smelling like garlic for a day. Not that I mind the smell of garlic, but I don’t want to smell like it. And random items like strawberry hullers. Yup. Love them. They remove just enough, while leaving all of the good stuff and so much faster and easier than a knife too.

This also applies to food. I love food that you can eat for a variety of meals or occasions. The best example is breakfast. Eggs anytime of day, eaten alone or on a wide range of items – from pizza to pasta and so much more. But the biggest multi-tasking food is bacon, by far. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. I just need to find a way to enjoy it as a snack and I’ll be set! Have any brilliant ideas?

Easy cinnamon maple granola recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect breakfast or snack!

Going along with the breakfast and multi-tasking food theme… oatmeal, or more specifically – granola. You can eat it as breakfast or snack and likely lunch or dinner if you really wanted. Breakfast for any meal is awesome. It’s the best meal of the day.

My latest obsession is granola.

I’ve always loved oatmeal, on it’s own, as a topping, in a bar or paired with other items. But, I never really got into it as a breakfast or snack until recently. Granola is quite possibly one of the easiest things to whip up. Requires minimal hands on time and gives tasty results!

I’m a huge fan of using pure maple syrup as a sweetener. I paired maple syrup with cinnamon and brown sugar to create the perfect crunchy snack or breakfast treat! Fair warning, this will absolutely disappear before your eyes. My entire batch was gone the same day. Clearly we’re fans here and that means more delicious crunchy granola options coming your way.

Until then… be sure to whip up this cinnamon maple granola to enjoy! I promise you’ll love it!

Easy cinnamon maple granola recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect breakfast or snack!

Cinnamon Maple Granola

Easy homemade granola, flavored with cinnamon and pure maple syrup. A tasty breakfast or snack!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola
Servings: 4 cups


  • 4 C old fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to coat well.
  • Transfer oatmeal mixture to prepared baking sheet. Spread out into an even layer, pressing down to compress the mixture.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool, untouched, for 45 minutes. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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42 Responses to “Cinnamon Maple Granola”

  1. #
    Suné Moolman — January 7, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I love the simplicity of this granola. It looks mighty tasty!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — January 7, 2015 at 7:29 am

    This is absolute perfection – my husband eats granola every morning and would love this one.

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:32 am

      I’m sure he would!! :)

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    Bobbi — January 7, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Love the simplicity of the recipe but would add nuts, raisins and cranberries! Will make! Thanks.

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

      That’s the beauty of granola – so many possibilities ;)

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    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — January 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    The simplicity of this granola is absolutely perfect. I want to top my morning yogurt with it!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Jen! :)

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate — January 7, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Homemade granola is the BEST!! Loving the combo of maple and cinnamon in this!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — January 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I love homemade granola, and this one looks like perfection! It’s so simple and delicious, would be great with pecans as well :) pinned!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks so much Rachel!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Sometimes I am so good at having granola on hand. And yes I will have it all day long. I love this kind and that you have clusters. I can never do the clusters.

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

      It’s truly the perfect all day food! :)

  8. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — January 7, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Mmm, homemade granola is the best!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Agreed! :)

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    Amanda — January 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I am so excited to make this! So simple but so amazing!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am


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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — January 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Funny – I posted granola today too! I have a major obsession with it. I’ve never liked oatmeal, but I love granola. I think it’s the crunch that gets me, I can’t handle the texture of plain oatmeal. This granola looks amazing, I love the maple cinnamon combo – so good!

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:34 am

      That crunch is totally key! :)

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    Sarah @ Bonjour Sucre — January 7, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Yum! That looks so delicious – I’m not surprised it was gone in a day! so much better than storebought. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Rachel — January 8, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Thanks so much Sarah :)

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    Erlene — January 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    So going to try this recipe.

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      Rachel — January 11, 2015 at 9:28 am


  13. #
    Barbara — January 14, 2015 at 6:49 am

    This sounds so good. Was wondering if you could sub coconut oil (melted) for veg. oil?

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      Rachel — January 14, 2015 at 7:38 am

      I haven’t personally tried that but it’s worth a shot! If you try it, please let me know how it turns out for you. :)

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    Jen — March 21, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I have made this several times (5 or 6) and it is so fantastic. I add about 1/2 cup of sliced almonds always and some times I switch out 1 cup of the oats for 1 cup of Rice Krispie cereal (I noticed some packaged granolas had that so gave it a try when low on oats once and liked how it lightened up the texture little)….Anyway, this recipe is awesome. It is also a great one for kids to help with (my four year old loves to measure, dump and stir). Thank you!

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      Rachel — March 22, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      So glad you both have enjoyed it so much! And, I love your variations.

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    Tiffany — May 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    This granola is amazing! Super crunchy, even in yogurt. I subbed the vegetable oil with coconut oil to add some extra goodness. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe.

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      Rachel — May 27, 2015 at 7:31 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

  16. #
    Jessica — February 14, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Mmmmmmmm! I subbed coconut oil and added 1/4 cup chia seeds. Everyone in the house is full of granola! Thank you!

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      Rachel — February 15, 2016 at 7:24 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it! Great substitutions! :)

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    Allie — August 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    This burnt!!!! Oven temp too high in your recipe!?

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      Rachel — August 27, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Everything is correct as written. Others have had great success. It sounds as though something went wrong on your end. It’s possible that your oven is running hot.

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    Kafi Austin-Jack — September 17, 2016 at 4:02 am

    This granola is awesone.
    I really love the simplicity. I added sliced almonds & subbed d sweetener w agave….. delicious!!!

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      Rachel — September 17, 2016 at 8:13 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Diane Woods — August 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

    This looks delicious, but I have a couple questions. What is the difference between old fashioned oats and quick oats? I only have quick oats right now, so will this recipe still work with those?

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      Rachel — September 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Quick oats tend to be much thinner and smaller overall. They’re similar, but for most desserts, it’s best to use old fashioned oats (also known as rolled oats).

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    Jean Luberto — January 11, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I only had Quick Oats too, but I figured why not. I also lightly whipped 2 egg whites and added sugar and syrup to melt and poured over the oats and Hoped for the best!! Deliscious! I promise to make to the recipe next time! BTW I picked up the egg white trick from another recipe, it helps it stick together better.

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      Rachel — January 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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    Dee — February 3, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Can you substitute butter for the oil?

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      Rachel — February 7, 2022 at 5:57 am

      You can absolutely give it a try and see how it turns out for you.

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