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Homemade granola is crunchy, toasted, and oh-so-easy to make. It’s satisfying, better than store-bought, and so much more affordable. Use our simple recipe to build upon and make your own unique granola blend.

Homemade granola in glass jars.

We are absolutely in love with granola. It’s great in yogurt, a bit of milk, or simply by the handful. What we don’t love is how expensive it gets at the grocery store. After a lot of experimentation, we finally came up with the best homemade granola recipe. Serve this as is, or use it as a base to build upon with dried fruits, nuts, or even sweet little morsels. We could eat this simple granola recipe any time of day: in the morning, as an afternoon snack, or as a midnight pick-me-up. Enjoy yours whenever you have a hankering!

A Note On Oats:

The best oats for our simple granola recipe are old-fashioned rolled oats. If you have quick oats on hand, they’re an okay substitute. The texture won’t be exactly the same, but if you’ve got them at home, feel free to use them.

If you are gluten free, make sure to use gluten-free oats. While oats themselves are gluten free, they are at very high risk of contamination. Gluten-free oats have been processed in such a way to make them safe for those with Celiac disease.

Nut Options:

We personally love using pecans for this recipe, but you can also use:

  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios 
  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts

…or a mixture of a few!

Oil Options:

You need to use oil in this recipe to help the other ingredients crisp up nicely. Here are some different variations to choose from:

  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Vegetable oil 

Add-On Ideas:

Oats, nuts, and unsweetened coconut flakes are the base of our homemade granola recipe, but as we’ve mentioned, you can get creative with your recipes! Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Raisins or craisins
  • Dried fruit like apricot, cranberries, or sultanas
  • Extra nuts
  • Pepitas
  • Flax seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chocolate chips

Why Is My Granola Sticky?

You’ll know that your granola is done when it takes on a toasted appearance. When it’s completely cooled, it should easily break into little chunks. If you find that your simple granola recipe is a bit tacky or sticky, simply pop it in the oven for 5-10 more minutes. 

What Is the Difference Between Muesli And Granola?

These two snacks are often compared and sometimes confused. Both contain similar ingredients, and the largest difference is in how they are made. Granola is always cooked and muesli is eaten raw. Muesli is also sweetened naturally with dry fruit, while granola almost always features honey or other sweeteners. 

Troubleshooting: What To Do With Soggy Or Stale Results

If you find that your simple granola recipe has gotten soggy, stale, or mushy, the good news is that it’s an easy fix. All you need to do is spread it back onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and pop it in the oven. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 5 minutes, and it should crisp up nicely!

Homemade granola in a bowl with milk and a spoon.

Storage Instructions

Once your creation has cooled completely, you can store it in an airtight container in a cool and dry place, like a cupboard or a pantry. Our favorite storage solution is a large glass mason jar. Homemade granola will keep for up to 6 months. Test your granola every so often, and freeze to extend its life if it becoming stale.

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Easy Homemade Granola
Servings

8 servings

Homemade granola in glass jars.
Homemade granola is crunchy, toasted, and oh-so-easy to make. It’s satisfying, better than store-bought, and so much more affordable. Use our simple recipe to build upon and make your own unique granola blend.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts pecans, walnuts, cashews, etc.
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut optional
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil your preference
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine oats, nuts, and coconut together.
  • In a separate bowl stir together oil, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg (optional). Stir until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until coated.
  • Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring carefully half way through.
  • Let cool completely and break into desired size pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola
Easy Homemade Granola
Easy Homemade Granola
Servings

8 servings

Homemade granola in glass jars.
Homemade granola is crunchy, toasted, and oh-so-easy to make. It’s satisfying, better than store-bought, and so much more affordable. Use our simple recipe to build upon and make your own unique granola blend.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts pecans, walnuts, cashews, etc.
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut optional
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil your preference
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine oats, nuts, and coconut together.
  • In a separate bowl stir together oil, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg (optional). Stir until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until coated.
  • Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring carefully half way through.
  • Let cool completely and break into desired size pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola
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