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Easy Homemade Granola

Easy homemade granola recipe with oats, honey, coconut, pecans and a delicious crunch. Perfect for snacking, breakfast or dessert!

Granola is one of my favorite healthy snacks. It tastes amazing on yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal or even plain. Perfectly crunchy with a delicious sweet taste!

granola in a bowl with fresh fruit

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Today I have a super yummy and easy granola recipe to share with you. My mom makes homemade granola all the time and it is one of my favorites. Every time I visit, she sends me with a bag to take home. Aren’t mom’s the best?!

I now make this recipe every month as well and my whole family loves it! It is really easy to make and is great served on greek yogurt with fresh cut strawberries. It’s slightly crunchy, chewy and sweet.

This granola definitely beats my typical “cereal” breakfast. It also makes a great snack as well. Top with a little ice cream or whipped topping and you’ve got yourself a nice little treat. ;)

Why I love it:

  • Cost effective. Making homemade granola is much cheaper than store-bought!
  • Less than 30 minutes. It takes less than 30 minutes, which is always a win in my book.
  • Customizable. Add in your favorite mix-in’s and make fun variations.
  • Versatile. Use it for snacking, smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt and more.
  • Stays fresh for long. Granola will keep for up to a month stored in an airtight container.

stirring together granola ingredients in a bowl

Ingredients

To make this recipe, you’ll need the ingredients below:

  • Old fashioned oats
  • Canola oil
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut
  • Pecans

Optional add-in’s:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Dried fruit
  • Other nuts like almonds or walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon

homemade granola on baking sheet

How to make homemade granola

Check out the printable below.

  1. Preheat oven and line pan. Preheat oven to 300°F and line or grease a jelly roll pan. Set aside.
  2. Mix ingredients together. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until combined. Spread granola mixture out evenly onto the jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake granola. Bake the granola for 7 minutes, then remove from oven and stir. Place back in oven and bake for 7-8 more minutes. Remove, stir and let cool.

homemade granola in a glass mason jar

Ways to use granola

Granola is SO versatile and delicious. Check out some of my favorite ways to use it below:

bowl of yogurt topped with homemade granola and fresh fruit

To store:

Add granola to an airtight container or bag. I love to store it in a glass mason jar. It will keep for up to 1 month stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

More healthy snacks:

homemade granola in a mason jar

Homemade Granola Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Easy homemade granola recipe with oats, honey, coconut, pecans and a delicious crunch. Perfect for snacking, breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 5 cups rolled old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup canola oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I prefer cashews, almonds or pecans)

Optional mix in's: Additional nuts, seeds or craisins (I love adding in 1/2 cup golden berry blend from TJ)

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line or grease a jelly roll pan and set aside.
    • Mix ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Spread granola mixture out evenly onto a greased jelly roll pan.
    • Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Put back in the oven for 7-10 more minutes or until it reaches desired crunchiness. It will harden more as it cools, so be careful not to burn. Remove from oven, stir and let cool.
    • Store granola in an air tight container and serve with yogurt, smoothies, ice cream and more!

    Notes

    • Granola will harden as it cools, so be careful not to over cook.
    • If adding chocolate chips or dried fruit, wait to add in until granola has been cooked and cooled.
    Optional add-in's: chocolate chips, dried fruit, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, cinnamon
    To store: Place in an airtight container or bag and keep at room temperature for up to 1 month. 

    Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg
    Course: Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

    Enjoy! :)

    Favorite homemade granola recipe

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