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Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

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Making a batch of healthy homemade granola is so satisfying! It’s quick and simple to do with this easy granola recipe.

Enjoy granola for breakfast with milk, or as a topping for yogurt, cereal, ice cream, waffles, parfaits, and salads. You can even mix it into muffin batter and pancake batter. This granola recipe is easy to customize with your favorite ingredients.

Homemade granola in a glass jar

HEALTHY HOMEMADE GRANOLA RECIPE INGREDIENTS

These are the basic ingredients for homemade granola:

  • Old-fashioned oats (not quick cooking or steel cut)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Organic honey
  • Coconut oil, melted
  • Pure vanilla extract

Granola in a bowl with a spoon

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE EASY GRANOLA RECIPE

This easy granola recipe is very versatile! This is how to customize your own homemade granola. Let your imagination and taste buds soar!

  • BASE INGREDIENT – 3 CUPS: Old-fashioned oats
  • NUTS / SEEDS – 1-1/3 CUPS: Pecans, almonds, walnuts, sunflower, flax, pumpkin
  • DRIED FRUIT 1/2 CUP (or 1/2 cup more oats): Shredded coconut, cranberries, mixed tropical fruit
  • FUN MIX-INS – 1/2 CUP (+ 2-3 TBSP more fat): Chopped chocolate, butterscotch morsels, English toffee morsels
  • SALT – 1/4 TSP: Sea salt or kosher salt
  • SPICES – 1 TSP: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder
  • SWEETENER – 3/4 CUP: Honey, agave, maple syrup, brown sugar
  • FAT – 1/4 CUP: Coconut oil, olive oil, melted butter
  • FLAVORING – 3 TBSP: Vanilla extract, almond extract

Ingredients for homemade granola

HOW TO MAKE GRANOLA

Here’s how to make homemade granola, step by step:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Ingredients for granola recipe

HOMEMADE GRANOLA RECIPE

  1. Select desired sweeteners and flavoring.
  2. In a small jar or bowl, mix sweeteners and flavoring with a spoon.

Maple syrup and honey for granola recipe

HEALTHY GRANOLA RECIPE

  1. Select a microwave-safe ramekin.
  2. Melt coconut oil (or butter).

Melted coconut oil for granola recipe

EASY GRANOLA RECIPE

  1. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  2. Mix until well incorporated.

Homemade granola on a baking tray

BEST GRANOLA RECIPE

This really is the best granola recipe! It’s so simple and easy to make.

  1. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. With a spatula, spread the granola on the baking tray in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the granola mixture 2-3 times during baking.

Granola cooking on a baking tray.

HEALTHY GRANOLA

  1. Remove granola from oven.
  2. Transfer baking tray to a cooling rack.
  3. Allow granola to cool completely.

Healthy homemade granola in a glass jar.

EXPERT TIPS FOR HOMEMADE GRANOLA

  • When using dried fruit, chopped chocolate or morsels, stir them in 5 minutes before the granola is done baking. This will prevent the dried fruit from getting scorched, and the chocolate or morsels from over-melting.
  • Store granola in an air-tight container. Homemade granola will stay fresh in your pantry for up to 3 weeks.
  • For clumpy granola, beat two egg whites until foamy. After the dry and wet ingredients have been combined, mix in the egg whites. Do not stir clumpy granola while baking. After it’s completely cooled, break granola into clusters.

Granola in a bowl with milk.

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Homemade granola in a glass jar

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe


Description

This homemade granola recipe has a flavorful buttery aroma, is super scrumptious, and very easy to make! Enjoy granola with milk, yogurt, ice cream, gelato, and as a crunchy topping for salads. Healthy homemade granola is part of a delicious diet.


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Ingredients

  • 31/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick cooking or steel cut)
  • 11/3 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 31/2 tablespoons organic honey
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 21/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking tray or two medium-size jelly roll pans with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add dry ingredients: oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  3. In a small jar or bowl, combine maple syrup, honey and vanilla. Measure coconut oil and melt it in a microwave-safe ramekin.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix and toss until well combined. All oats and almonds should be moistened. With a spatula, spread the granola in an even layer within the prepared baking tray.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Granola is done when it’s nice and golden. Remove tray from oven and place it on a cooling rack. Cool granola completely.

Notes

EXPERT TIPS FOR HOMEMADE GRANOLA

  • When using dried fruit, chopped chocolate or morsels, stir them in 5 minutes before the granola is done baking. This will prevent the dried fruit from getting scorched, and the chocolate or morsels from over-melting.
  • Store granola in an air-tight container. Homemade granola will stay fresh in your pantry for up to 3 weeks.
  • For clumpy granola, beat two egg whites until foamy. After the dry and wet ingredients have been combined, mix in the egg whites. Do not stir clumpy granola while baking. After it’s completely cooled, break granola into clusters.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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32 thoughts on “Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe”

  1. Looks terrific! My wife is pregnant and having all sorts of digestive issues and we have been looking for healthier breakfast options to try! Thanks

  2. I have always enjoyed a bar of granola from the store for my afternoon snack. But I believe homemade is always better not to mention, healthier too.

  3. I haven’t made granola in ages! Your recipes look delicious. I just bought some local honey too, and this would be a great way to use some of it.

  4. You can’t beat homemade granola. Besides being so much better for you, it is more economical!! A small box of granola won’t last very long at our house. Your recipe is a lot like mine. I love the touch of maple syrup in it and cinnamon is one of my favorite spices in granola. This recipe is certainly a keeper.

  5. I just made this for breakfast this morning, and it is SO GOOD. Love that it is not overly sweet like some granola. I will definitely be making it again…I’m in love! Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe.

  6. My whole family loves granola for breakfast. It’s easy to make and so delicious! I should try your recipe right away!

  7. Homemade granola is sooo much better than store-bought. And this recipe sounds delish! Totally need to try it!

  8. Homemade granola is such a treat. I love your recipe and cannot wait to make it for my family. So good!

  9. Making my own granola is def a 2019 goal. And this recipe looks great. You make it so easy, especially for first timers LOL!

  10. My husband loves granola but I have never made it. This looks like something I could do. I am putting this on my list of things to do!

  11. I love granola and am so glad that I found this recipe to make it at home. I’m going to give your recipe a try soon. It’s something that all three kids will enjoy too!

  12. I love making our own granola. It’s so easy and fun! And it’s nice that I know exactly what goes in there too.

  13. Your granola looks delicious and it’s so easy to make! Wow! I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe.

  14. I need to make this for sure! I’ve always been a fan of granola. I love to put it on top of yogurt. It makes for a tasty snack.

  15. Homemade granola is one of my favorites. It’s so nice to have on hand to snack on or to enjoy sprinkled on some of my favorite foods. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

  16. This is your basic granola recipe I have used for 40 years. Add dried fruit or even m&m. Great thing about granola you can personalize it

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