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How To Make Easy Homemade Granola

Servings: 16 (1/4 cup) servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Use the basic granola recipe to create your own granola, or choose one of my flavor combinations. Make your next batch just the way you want it!
Here's how to make easy homemade granola to fit your cravings or what you have already in your pantry. 
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Ingredients

Basic Granola Recipe:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (180 grams)
  • 1 - 2 cups nuts, coconut, dried fruit, seeds, or chopped chocolate (140-280 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon spice such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pumpkin pie spice
  • cup olive oil, vegetable oil, melted butter, or melted coconut oil (about 66 grams)
  • ¼ cup sweetener such as sugar, maple syrup or honey (about 84 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon flavoring such as vanilla, coconut, or almond extract

Nutty Coconut Granola:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (180 grams)
  • ½ cup sliced almonds (43 grams)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (57 grams)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut (30 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup coconut oil , melted (75 grams)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (77 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cherry Almond Granola:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (180 grams)
  • 1 cup ½almonds (43 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup melted butter (75 grams)
  • ¼ cup honey (66 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup dried cherries (71 grams)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (180 grams)
  • cup peanuts (95 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup coconut oil , melted (75 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter , melted (33 grams)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (77 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup mini chocolate chips (116 grams)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: oats, nuts, coconut, salt, spices etc.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the liquids: oil/melted butter, extracts, and liquid sweetener.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly so that everything is moistened.
  • Spread out on a large sheet pan and bake until lightly toasted, 25-30 minutes, stirring once. The granola will still appear wet but will dry as it is cools.
  • Let granola cool completely in the pan, then bread into chunks. Add any dried fruit or chocolate chips if using.
  • Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
NOTES:
  • Use the Basic Granola Recipe as a starting place to create your own granola combination, or use one of the provided combinations.
  • Makes 4 cups.
  • Nutrition information calculated for "Nutty Coconut" combination.
  • Be sure to not add dried fruit or chocolate until after baked granola is cooled.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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