Homemade Granola

Baked homemade granola is naturally sweetened with the perfect amount of crunch. It is completely customizable for a go-to pantry staple.

Snacks like Peanut Butter Snack Bites and Homemade Graham Crackers are some of my favorites, but homemade granola is my go to! It’s also perfect for breakfast with some yogurt or with Strawberry Fruit Leather . The best part is that it is super easy to make!

homemade granola in a blue bowl surrounded by berries

Sweet & crunchy snack

One of my favorite healthy snacks is some vanilla yogurt topped with strawberries and THIS homemade granola. Granola gives it that sweet crunch that is so tasty and satisfying.

Granola can be pricey at the store, so whenever you can, try to make your own at home. You’ll save a lot of money! And I bet it will taste better than store bought.

You can put granola on pretty much anything. It’s one of those foods that is yummy on lots of things. It’s also pretty healthy and a good source of protein. I’m always looking to get more protein and granola definitely helps with that.

This recipe makes 10 servings so you can always have some on hand for breakfast, snacks, or anything you want!

oats in a pan

How to Make Granola

PREP. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.

COATING. In a saucepan combine the sugar, honey, and oil. Stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.

COMBINE. Add oats to a mixing bowl. Pour honey mixture over the oats. Add cinnamon and salt. Stir everything together until evenly coated.

BAKE. Spread the mixture evenly over the baking sheet and gently press down. Bake for 1 hour. Stir the mixture every 15-20 minutes.

COOL. Remove and allow the mixture to cool completely in the pan. Break apart and Enjoy.

Variations/Additions

This homemade granola recipe is for a plain granola. You can easily add other ingredients to create a flavored granola. Here are some yummy variations:

  • Nuts: pecans, slivered almonds, peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts Mix in before baking
  • Chia Seeds: Mix in before baking
  • Unsweetened coconut: sprinkle it on halfway through the baking time and mix it.
  • Dried fruit: cranberries, raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots. Add once the granola has been baked.
  • Chocolate: Add Mini M&M’s or Mini Chocolate chips after the granola has baked and cooled.
coated oats on a baking sheet

Ingredient Tips + Storing info

  • Oats: Be sure that you use old fashioned oats. They are the right size and texture to make granola. Stay away from quick oats and steel cut oats.
  • Honey: Honey can be switched with maple syrup at a 1:1 ratio.
  • Spices: I like the flavor of cinnamon and it pairs well with other ingredients such as yogurt. However, you can use your favorite such as allspice or nutmeg.

STORE homemade granola in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. Granola can be stored at room temperature or the fridge.

For longer storage, FREEZE it in a freezer Ziploc bag for up to 3 months.

homemade granola in a blue bowl and yogurt parfait

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Homemade Granola Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Baked homemade granola is naturally sweetened with the perfect amount of crunch. It is completely customizable for a go-to pantry staple.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 266 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ½ c honey
  • ¼ c canola oil
  • 4 c old fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • coconut flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
  • In a saucepan combine the sugar, honey, and oil. Stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.
  • Add oats to a mixing bowl. Pour honey mixture over the oats. Add cinnamon and salt. Stir everything together until evenly coated.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the baking sheet and gently press down.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Stir the mixture every 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove and allow the mixture to cool completely in the pan.
  • Break apart and Enjoy.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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