Squirrel-approved! We’re ‘nuts’ about this homemade nutty granola

Scratch Kitchen’s recipe is easy to make, healthy to eat, gluten-free

Granola seems like a difficult thing to make, but Scratch Kitchen shows us it's super easy to make from scratch. The squirrels love it, too - honest! Watch the video for the recipe and for a special appearance by a would-be squirrel bandit.

SAN ANTONIO – Granola seems like a difficult thing to make, but Scratch Kitchen shows us it’s super easy to make at home, from scratch.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Oats
  • Pecans
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Agave
  • Brown sugar
  • You can substitute dried fruit if you don’t eat nuts.


Mix the dry ingredients together, using the oats as a base. You can experiment with amounts to your taste, but only use enough agave and brown sugar to make it barely stick together.

Bake your granola mixture at 300°F for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven.

Some tips to keep in mind:

1. Use parchment paper when you bake it, or it will stick to the pan.

2. Use raw nuts so you’re not toasting them twice.

3. Don’t over-crowd the pan.

4. For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free oats.

Squirrels love it, too - honest! See the photos below.

This squirrel bandit sneaks up to the outdoor SA Live set at Market Square, looking to make off with nutty granola. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)
Score! The squirrel found the granola and enjoyed a healthy snack. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Watch the video above for a special appearance by our resident squirrel bandit.

Scratch Kitchen offers curbside, take-out and delivery to certain areas. Check out its website for more information.

About the Authors:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

John has worked his way through the ranks at SA Live. He started as an intern with the show in 2015, and joined the team full time as a photographer in 2017.