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Overhead view of maple granola in a grey bowl and topped with milk and blackberries.

Maple Granola Recipe with Walnuts

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Maple Granola Recipe is made with gluten-free rolled oats, crunchy walnuts and sweet maple syrup. It’s refined sugar-free and oil-free, and you need just 7 ingredients to make it!


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts (chopped or pieces)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the first six ingredients.
  3. Add the maple syrup and stir until the dry ingredients are well coated and the mixture looks wet.
  4. Spread out the granola mixture on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and starts to get crunchy. Stir frequently to ensure it bakes evenly and doesn’t burn.
  5. Let the granola cool completely on the pan before transferring to an airtight container.
  6. Store at room temperature for 1-2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.


  1. For even baking, make sure you stir the granola a few times while it bakes. The walnuts can burn fast, so keep an eye on the granola towards the end of the baking time.
  2. You’ll want to bake the granola until it’s golden brown and starts to get crunchy. If it is still soft to touch, just bake it a little longer. It will get crunchier as it cools, so resist the urge to over-bake it.
  3. If you can’t find chopped walnuts or walnut pieces, just buy walnut halves and pulse them in your food processor a few times.
  4. The total time for this recipe includes time for the granola to cool completely.
  5. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: maple syrup granola, maple walnut granola