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Today I have a super yummy and easy recipe to share with you. My mom makes homemade granola all the time and it is one of my faves. Every time I visit she sends me with a bag to take home. She’s always taking care of me. Yesterday I had to get a little surgery (bone grafting / implant) done and she nursed me all day. Everything went great. I was just a little out of it all day from the anesthesia. My mom brought me smoothies/ice packs and insisted I take a nap. I snuggled up with my son in bed and we took a 2 hour nap. It was heavenly. I love that my mom still treats me like her little girl when I’m sick. Aren’t mom’s the best?!

{ Homemade Granola }

This homemade granola is pretty easy to make and is great served on yogurt with fresh cut strawberries. It definitely beats my typical “cereal” breakfast. This also makes a great little snack as well. Top with cool whip and you’ve got yourself a nice little treat.

Homemade Granola


  • 5 cups rolled old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • optional: 1/2 cup coconut
  • optional: 1/4 cup pecans chopped


  1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Spread mixture onto a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 300 for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Put back in the oven for 7 more minutes. Remove from oven, stir and let cool. Store in a air tight container and serve with yogurt or ice cream.

Enjoy! :)

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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24 Responses to “Homemade Granola”

  1. Kerridwen Niner

    I love homemade granola and i shall be making some more real soon, like you it beats boring cereal for breakfast. Nearly got watery eyed reading your post. Keep well x

  2. Holly Baker

    YUMMY!!! Thank you for posting. I am assuming that is yogurt in the middle? Strawberry Banana, Strawberry… or any other of my favortie yogurts?

    On another note. I got so tired of entering drawings for a Silhouette. I finally convinced my husband to buy me one for Valentine’s Day. I guess there are probably lots of other people that have done the same thing. Great idea for boosting sales on a Cameo, though!!! It arrives tomorrow. I am sooooo excited!

  3. Meredith

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I love granola and have been contemplating trying to make my own for some time now. I even bought old fashioned oats the other day just to be ready. I am so excited now! Thanks again!

  4. Maria

    That looks wonderful!! I love making granola too, so good and healthy, plus you know exactly what you put in it!!!

  5. Ann

    This looks like a yummy and simple granola recipe, so I’ll have to try it. I like to put granola with my yogurt and blueberries, this would be great if I can make it myself!

  6. Melonie

    this sounds similar to what I have made in the past. I used to put crushed up flax seed in just for added bonus :)

  7. Bobbi

    Thank you for this simple recipe for granola – I always hesitate to make the more involved ones as they require so many ingredients and money. This is a keeper.

  8. Laura C

    Love this. Looks so simple and easy…but yummy. I’ve been looking for a great granola recipe to go with my morning yogurt…think I found it! *PINNED*

  9. Amanda

    This is in my oven right now! It was the only recipe I found with ingredients I actually had on hand :) I’m so excited to try it.

  10. Jenna

    Just made this stuff! Delicious!! I did cook it at 325 second time around so it was more crisp!