One of my kids has a nut and peanut allergy so storebought granolas are not for him. This homemade gourmet granola recipe is perfect for your own ut allergy kin and friends. But of course, if no one has a nut allergy, free free to add 1/2 cup each walnuts or peanuts, sunflower seeds, and slivered almonds if you like. This recipe just happens to be the most perfectly balanced granola of flavor, sweetness, crunch and slight chewiness. The butter extract I use comes from www.SpicesEtc.com. The maple syrup? Use the pure stuff!