Easy Homemade Granola

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

Simple granola recipe

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. She’s always taking care of me and my family. Aren’t mom’s the best?! I now make this granola recipe every month as well, and my whole family loves it.

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Homemade Granola

This homemade granola is pretty easy to make and is great served on greek yogurt with fresh cut strawberries. It is slightly crunchy and chewy. To make this granola you’ll need:  old fashioned oats, oil, honey, vanilla, brown sugar, coconut and pecans.

Then you’ll mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Spread mixture onto a greased jelly roll pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Put back in the oven for 7-8 more minutes. Remove from oven, stir and let cool. It will harden as it cools, so be careful not to over cook. Store in a air tight container.

It definitely beats my typical “cereal” breakfast. This also makes a great little snack as well. Top with a little ice cream or whipped topping and you’ve got yourself a nice little treat. I love eating it plain as well!

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Easy Homemade Granola

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 622 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

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

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • optional: 1/4 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line or grease a jelly roll pan and set aside.
  2. Mix ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Spread mixture onto a greased jelly roll pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Put back in the oven for 7-8 more minutes. Remove from oven, stir and let cool. It will harden as it cools, so be careful not to over cook. Store in a air tight container and serve with yogurt, ice cream or anything your heart desires.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 622 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 294mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 79g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 33g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 17.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What to put granola on

What to put granola on

  • Top on hot oatmeal
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Use it as a topping for baked apples or peaches
  • Top a salad with it
  • Add it to your peanut butter banana toast
  • Sprinkle on top of vanilla ice cream
  • Eat with a bowl of milk
  • Make breakfast popsicles
  • Eat plain for a snack

Enjoy! :)

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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34 comments on “Easy Homemade Granola”

  1. Did I miss the recipe? HELP!

  2. I want the recipe, too! Looks yummy!

  3. YUMMY! I love granola! I can’t wait to make this. One of my favorite kinds of granola is pumpkin granola made with pumpkin pie spice. I could eat it all day, every day. LOL!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I want to try that for sure, looks SO good!

  7. Jamielyn! I love the design. It turned out great! I love the blue background- looks so nice! Cute cute!!!

  8. Thanks for this. I was just thinking today that I need to get on Pinterest to find me a good homemade granola recipe. I am going to make this tomorrow-after I go shopping-I need more honey!

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. Mmm, been dying to make granola lately…totally keeping this recipe in mind!

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

  14. 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.

  15. This looks great! I think I will add this to the menu of my Health & Fitness Vacation I am hosting this Nov. in St. Augustine, FL! Take a look!

  16. 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*

  17. 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.

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

  19. wondering if i can use quick oats. thanks!

  20. This recipe looks so good! I can’t wait to try this!

  21. I always love granola. I tried this one and it was perfect. From now on i’ll prefer home made granola than buying an instant one. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Katerina @ diethood .com Reply

    Homemade granola is the BEST!! This sounds fantastic!!

  23. I can’t believe I still haven’t tried making my own granola!! It looks so easy and great to have on hand! 

  24. Nothing beats homemade. I would snack on this ALL day long.

  25. I can only dream of the amount of this I could use.

  26. Can’t believe how quick and easy this is!

  27. Homemade is always the way to go. Thank you for sharing!

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