Keep this granola in a sealed container to snack on, use as a cereal, or as a topping for your favorite yogurt.
3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup California walnut butter (instructions in notes)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup chopped California walnuts
Preheat oven to 300°F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a medium mixing bowl, add oats, walnut butter, maple syrup, canola oil, vanilla, and salt
Mix together until combined and spread out evenly on lined baking sheet
Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes – in the last 5 minutes, sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the granola and finish the baking
Remove from oven and let cool completely, the granola will continue to crisp up as it cools
To make California Walnut Butter: Add 2 cups of California walnuts to a food processor and blend until the walnuts release their oil and it has the consistency of a nut butter. Scrape down the sides if you need. It only takes a few minutes of blending before you have your own walnut butter.
Store granola in an airtight container