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Pine Nut & Olive Oil Granola

Making your own granola is surprisingly simple. Easily adaptable to accommodate your favorite flavors and ingredients. Olive oil fans looking for a healthy breakfast alternative must give this variation a try.
Italian-Style Pine Nut & Olive Oil Granola
Italian-Style Pine Nut & Olive Oil Granola
Sep. 3, 2020
Patterson Watkins

Pine nuts are an intensely fla­vored seed, found and har­vested all over the Mediterranean. They are espe­cially adored in Italy, being used in sauces and sal­ads — even roasted and snacked upon like peanuts. The com­bi­na­tion of pine nuts and extra vir­gin olive oil makes for incred­i­bly good gra­nola, com­bined with rolled oats, pepi­tas, almonds and sesame, lightly sweet­ened with pure maple syrup Just deli­cious.


Pine Nut & Olive Oil Granola

Course: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy


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The gra­nola can be stored, in the pantry, for a cou­ple of weeks. This recipe is eas­ily adapt­able to your tastes and pref­er­ences. Feel free to sub­sti­tute honey or agave for the maple syrup, as well as increase or decrease the level of sweet­ness based on your palate.


  • 2cupsrolled oats

  • 1/4cuppepi­tas

  • 1/4cupsliv­ered almonds

  • 1/4 cuppine nuts

  • 2table­spoonssesame seeds

  • 1/2tea­spoonsalt

  • 1/4tea­spoonground cin­na­mon

  • 1/4cupmild inten­sity extra vir­gin olive oil

  • 1/4cupmaple syrup

  • 1/2tea­spoonvanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  • In a large bowl, com­bine all of the ingre­di­ents together (oats, pepi­tas, almonds, pine nuts, sesame seeds, salt, cin­na­mon, EVOO, maple syrup and vanilla), stir until blended.
  • Spread gra­nola mix evenly on a large bak­ing sheet lined with parch­ment paper. 
  • Bake for 10 – 15 min­utes or until golden brown and crisp (stir­ring about halfway through for even cook­ing). Remove from the oven and let cool to room tem­per­a­ture before serv­ing or stor­ing.

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