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Homemade Granola Recipe

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This homemade healthy granola recipe is very easy to make and tastes super yummy. Granola is much cheaper to make at home then it is to buy at the store and it doesn’t take very much active time at all. Granola is a perfect snack for hiking, camping, biking, or of course while watching tv or a movie, anytime really. If I can do it, you can do it, let’s get started!

Homemade granola with craisins in a large white bowl outside on a wall.

Step 1: Gather the granola ingredients and tools

First in order to make this homemade granola recipe we need some ingredients and tools. We will need:

  • old fashioned rolled oats (don’t use 1 minute oats)
  • pecans or any of your favorite nuts that you like to snack on
  • slivered almonds or a variety of seeds like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • craisins or raisins
variety of homemade granola ingredients in glass bowls sitting on wooden table.

For the tools you will need:

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

First, let’s preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Now let’s add our pecans, almonds, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl with our old-fashioned rolled oats. Mix until well combined.

Hand holding white spoon stirring dry granola ingredients in large glass bowl.

Step 3: Coconut oil and more

Now we take our coconut oil and add it to a medium-sized bowl. Heat it up in the microwave or on the stovetop beforehand, until completely melted, but not hot. Now add the vanilla extract, honey, and maple syrup. You can use all honey or all maple syrup if you like. 🙂 Stir those all together until combined.

Step 4: Mixing time!

Next, we pour the wet ingredients in with our dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Step 5: Into the oven to bake

Now we add the unbaked granola to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread it out with a spoon or spatula then bake it for about 12 minutes. After 12 minutes take it out of the oven and stir it, then pat it back down. We want to ensure even baking. Back in the oven, it goes for another 12 to 14 minutes until it gets lightly golden brown on top. Once baked, let it cool completely, at least 45 minutes to an hour.

Homemade granola sitting flat in a sheet pan on a wooden table.

Step 6: Breaking up that granola

Next once the granola has cooled it is time to break it up. Place it in a bowl or a ziplock bag. Then add your Craisins or other dried fruit. There you go homemade granola! Enjoy! 🙂

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Broken up homemade granola with craisins in a large glass bowl on a wooden table.

Homemade Granola Recipe Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action by checking out the video tutorial. 🙂

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4.71 from 17 votes

Homemade Granola Recipe

This homemade granola recipe is a great healthy snack and it is fairly inexpensive to make. I think you will be surprised at just how easy this is to make. Going on a hiking or camping trip soon? Maybe you just want a healthy homemade snack to eat besides those chips and popcorn you have been eating every night. This granola is for you.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cooling time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basic, cinnamon, easy, healthy
Servings: 20
Calories: 238kcal
Author: In the Kitchen with Matt

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper or silicon mat

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats don't use 1 minute oat (360g)
  • 1/3 cup of pecans or any of your favorite nut (50g)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds or other nuts and seed (40g)
  • 1/2 tsp. of table salt 2g
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon 4g
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil 105g
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 4ml
  • 1/4 cup of honey 85g
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup 85g
  • 1 cup of craisins or other dried fruit

Instructions

  • First let's preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Now let's add our pecans, almonds, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl with our old-fashioned rolled oats. Mix until well combined.
  • Now we take our coconut oil and add it to a medium sized bowl. Heat it up in the microwave or on the stove top beforehand, until completely melted, but not hot. Now add the vanilla extract, honey, and maple syrup. You can use all honey or all maple syrup if you like. 🙂 Stir those all together until combined.
  • Next we pour the wet ingredients in with our dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Now we add the unbaked granola to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silicon mat. Spread it out with a spoon or spatula then bake it for about 12 minutes. After 12 minutes take it out of the oven and stir it, then pat it back down. We want to ensure even baking. Back in the oven it goes for another 12 to 14 minutes until it gets lightly golden brown on top. Once baked, let it cool completely, at least 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Next once the granola has cooled it is time to break it up. Place it in a bowl or a ziplock bag. Then add your craisins or other dried fruit. There you go homemade granola! Enjoy! 🙂

Notes

homemade granola recipe nutritional facts

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42 Comments

  1. Elizabeth O

    5 stars
    I love granola and even though I don’t make my own, I buy all sorts of combos at my local Whole Foods. It’s delicious but, I just wish only we could eliminate the calories. 🙂

  2. I need to make this, sounds so amazing. I love granola and to be able to make it homemade is even better!

  3. 5 stars
    I love your Homemade Granola Recipe! It’s easy to do. So healthy and so yummy! Perfect as breakfast item!

  4. 5 stars
    This seems an easy recipe packed with nutrition. I’d love to try it.

  5. 5 stars
    Yum to the yum! I made your recipe over the weekend and my family and I loved it!

  6. I love granola but Ive never made my own! I would love to make my own and put it in yogurt.

  7. Ooh craisins. Those are perfect for granola. This sounds good.

  8. 5 stars
    I love a healthy snack. These seem delish. I will attempt the soon.

  9. 5 stars
    Now in 2020 I need to jump on the sustainable life bandwagon! I will start to get all the ingredients and making my own recipe versus buying it already prepared. Your recipe will be the first I make!

  10. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    5 stars
    That looks easy enough to make! I will make this soon. Better to have a healthy snack like this granola than to turn to chips. This is going to be my favorite snack when I am up late working.

  11. 3 stars
    Wwweelllll, I kinda like it. It’s the almonds that are holding me back. I am allergic to them.

  12. 3 stars
    Seems yummie! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Happy new years from Stockholm Sweden 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    This looks very good. I love granola, and this looks a lot less sugary than a lot of the granolas you find in the store. Thanks for sharing.

  14. 5 stars
    One of my resolutions for 2020 is to live more sustainable, and instead of buying packaged granola I will buy all ingredients in a waste-free supermarket and make my own granola from now on – your recipe looks like the most promising after having browsed the internet for hours!! 🙂

  15. Rachael Yerkes

    5 stars
    homemade granola is the only way to go! so yummy!

  16. 5 stars
    Such a healthy and delicious snack while on the go.

  17. 5 stars
    This was really amazing!! My family loved it!

  18. 5 stars
    I love homemade granola – there’s nothing like it! This one is just the right amount of sweet and the craisins were a nice touch.

  19. I love homemade granola – and the best thing about it is that you can just throw in anything you have in the kitchen. Your recipe looks delicious.

  20. 5 stars
    Granola is one my favorite cereals. I love it especially with raisins. Now, I can make my own, to take with me, or to have in a bowl with milk.

  21. Maria pinto

    4 stars
    Looks good n tasty i’l put walnuts as in Bombay we don’t get pecans

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