Earthbound Farm’s Famous Maple Almond Granola


I love making homemade granola; it is so simple, the results taste far better than store-bought, and it makes your home smell marvelous! This easy maple almond granola recipe is similar to the one I make, but it is from the Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook, by Myra Goodman.

Special Diet Notes: Maple Almond Granola

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

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Earthbound Farm’s Famous Maple Almond Granola
“This recipe was one of the first I ever developed, and it’s been a best seller at our Farm Stand in Carmel Valley for over a decade,” Myra says.
Serves: 16 servings
  • 4-1/2 cups (18 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) [use GF oats for gluten-free]
  • ¾ cup (3 ounces) raw sunflower seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups pure maple syrup, preferably Grade A dark amber
  • ⅓ cup non-GMO canola oil
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the maple syrup and oil, and stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Spread the granola on a 17 x 12 x 1-inch rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the granola begins to brown, about 25 minutes. Stir the granola with a flat spatula and continue to cook until it’s light golden brown, dry, and fragrant, about 15 to 20 minutes more. Stir the granola at least once more, and watch it carefully during the final minutes because it can burn quickly.
  4. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. Add the raisins and stir to combine, then allow the granola to cool completely. Transfer the granola to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Saw your recipe for Maple Almond Granola in AARP magazine and it says serves 16. Your recipe online is the same and says serves 8. What size r the servings. Nutrients per serving on line indicates 314 calories, 7g protein, 44g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber 14 g fat, 0mg cholesterol and 4 mg sodium Please advise. Thank you

    • Hi Barbara,

      It isn’t actually one of my recipes. It was shared with us from Myra Goodman’s cookbook. In looking at it, I think 8 servings is rather large servings for granola (over a cup)! I did a quick calculate, and the nutrition facts you indicate appear to be for 16 servings. I’m going to modify this. Thank you!

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