Cooking Chemistry: Homemade Granola

Hey guys!

While I finish up my blackened shrimp and grits post, I wanted to share with you guys my favorite homemade granola.  I’ve been making this for about 5 years and let me tell you, it definitely keeps me from buying over priced cereal. I normally eat it as cereal or use it as a topping on my greek yogurt. It’s super cost effective and delicious, so let’s get to it!

Note: Makes approximately 7-8 cups of granola


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup


1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl and mix thoroughly.

3. Divide the mixture evenly onto two 12″ x 17″ baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes.

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe! Let me know what you think below or tag #theclosetchemist on Instagram when you give the recipe a try.


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