1. Walk to your kitchen.
  2. Turn your (toaster) oven to 400°.
    I prefer my toaster oven for small batch things, but oven is fine if you must.
  3. Get out oats + olive oil + maple syrup + sea salt.
    That's it. Seriously. I like using Maldon salt flakes, and olive oil makes this crazy umami yum. Optional add-ins: Sesame seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nuts, go wild.
  4. Place a couple handfuls of oats on a baking sheet.
    Spread evenly. This is more of a single serving granola sitch, though feel free to make as big a batch as you like. Once you do your first, you'll get a groove for how much maple, olive oil, and salt you like.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.
    You want to drizzle the whole surface area of oats.
  6. Give it a glug or two of maple syrup.
  7. Sprinkle with a couple pinches of sea salt flakes.
  8. Mix it all up with your hands.
    Open your eyes wide and pretend you're Amelie getting sensual with tubs of bulk grains.
  9. Bake for 5-7 minutes.
    Check at 5. When it's just turning golden brown, it's done. Remove and use a spatula to turn over and mix up into proper granola clumps. Let cool.
  10. Granola yourself!
    I like mine in all the usual ways (milk, yogurt, fruit, ice cream) and in one unusual way: Mixed with peanut butter and a massive amount of cinnamon. A friend did this in college and our lives haven't been the same since.