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This olive oil granola is a delicious granola recipe made with healthy ingredients like oats, almonds, chia seeds, olive oil, and maple syrup. It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.

Olive oil granola in a bowl.

Whenever I am in the mood for granola, I make this recipe. Not only is it delicious, and addicting, but it is much healthier than store bought granola. It is lightly sweetened with maple syrup and it is filled with nutritious ingredients like chia seeds and olive oil. ( It doesn’t taste like olive oil, just FYI).

I love adding this granola to my greek yogurt or ice-cream. It is even great in a bowl with almond milk. Yum! If you love recipes made with rolled oats, try my Almond Butter Flourless Monster Cookies, Gluten free Banana Oatmeal Cookies or my Gluten-free Berry Oatmeal Bars.

Why this recipe works

  • It is made with a handful of healthy ingredients.
  • It cooks in 35 minutes.
  • It is gluten-free and dairy-free.
  • It is a great way to add olive oil to your diet.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make olive oil granola.
  • Rolled oats– make sure your rolled oats are certified gluten-free if you want to avoid cross contamination.
  • Almond flour– I like to use blanched almond flour because it is more refined in texture.
  • Chia seeds– this add Omega 3s and crunch to the granola.
  • Sliced Almonds– these also add a nice crispy crunch.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg– these spices add a lovely flavor to the granola.
  • Olive oil– use any mild flavored olive oil in this recipe.
  • Maple syrup– this naturally sweetens the granola.
  • Vanilla– you can use vanilla both with or without alcohol in it.
  • Dried Cranberries– make sure to use fresh dried cranberries so they aren’t so hard.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey.
  • Instead of dried cranberries, you can use raisins.
  • You can add other spices that you like, such as cloves, or all spice.

Step by step instructions

All ingredients for chia seed granola in a bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: Add the rolled oats, almond flour, chia seeds, sliced almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt to a bowl.

Chia seed granola dry ingredients.
Step 2

Step 2: Mix the ingredients together.

Maple syrup mixture for granola.
Step 3

Step 3: Mix the olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla together in a bowl.

Chia seed granola with maple syrup on top.
Step 4

Step 4: Pour the olive oil mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until everything in the bowl is wet.

Granola with almonds and chia seeds before baking.
Step 5

Step 5: Put the granola onto a pan and evenly spread it out.

Granola with almonds and chia seeds with cranberries added.
Step 6

Step 6: Bake for 25 minutes, then add the dried cranberries and mix.

Granola with almonds and chia seeds after baking.
Step 7

Step 7: Bake for 8-10 more minutes, until golden.

Expert tips

  • Don’t add the dried cranberries to the granola at the beginning, if it bakes too long the cranberries will harden.
  • Once the granola is removed from the oven, let it cool. It hardens as it cools.
  • How to store: Pour the almond granola into a Tupperware and keep on your counter for 6-7 days.
  • How to eat: Eat plain, in your yogurt, on top of cakes, or on top of ice-cream.

Recipe FAQs

Does this granola recipe result in large clusters?

No! This recipe does not. I like granola that is crunchy but doesn’t have large clusters.

Is homemade granola healthier than store bought granola?

Yes! Most store bought granola has processed sugars, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients. Homemade granola has a handful of ingredients and no random chemicals and sugars.

What else can I add to this granola?

You can add flax seeds, hemp hearts, and shredded coconut.

Does the granola taste like olive oil?

No! It does not. It just tastes like granola. 🙂

Almond granola with olive oil in a pan.

Other oat recipes you’ll love:

This Healthy Homemade Granola from my friend at Evolving Table. It has pecans and dried cranberries inside.

I’ve had my eye on this Healthy Peanut Butter Granola by Joy Food Sunshine. It looks like it has the best crunch!

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

5 from 3 votes

Olive Oil Granola with Almonds and Chia Seeds

Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Olive oil granola in a bowl.
A delicious oat, chia seed and almond granola made with maple syrup and olive oil.



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a large cookie sheet in aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl, mix the rolled oats, almond flour, chia seeds, sliced almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt together.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the olive oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix until all of the dry ingredients are wet.
  • Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet, and make sure it is evenly distributed.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then mix the granola with a spatula. Add the dried cranberries and mix them into the granola. Bake for another 10 minutes. (Keep an eye on your granola, once it becomes golden brown, it is ready.
  • Let cool.


  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey.
  • Instead of dried cranberries, you can use raisins.
  • You can add other spices that you like, such as cloves, or all spice.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 6gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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    It is versatile, DELICIOUS, goes well with or without yogurt. I brought it on a nature outing, and it hit the spot. This is my go to now. My room mate tried it and she was obsessed too.5 stars

  2. Yum! I love granola but I still haven’t tried to make it myself. Will definitely give this recipe a go 🙂