Simple Granola

Prep time: 5m

Cook time: 1hr

Yield: 4 servings

Last Updated on December 10, 2023

Crispy and delicious granola to top any yogurt, throw into your purse, or eat as a cereal.


  • 2 cups plain dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup safe nut (optional) cashew, pecan, hazelnut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower/canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • sprinkle sugar


  • Mix all this together and then spread it out on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees F.
  • Stir every 20 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Cook slowly until crispy but not burned. It may take 1-2 hours, just keep a close eye on it.

Additional Notes

  • Cashews used to be low, but have retested higher.
  • Pecans and hazelnuts tested low (Swain 1985) but have never been retested. I personally can handle pecans and hazelnuts in small amounts, but have a hard time with cashews. If sunflower seeds are tolerated in small amounts, this might be another option.
  • Other crunchy options include roasted chickpeas (negligible), roasted soy nuts(negligible), and roasted edamame (low).
  • This recipe was derived from, 2009

Diet Type(s)

Negligible or Low Salicylate
Moderate Salicylates