Homemade Granola


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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.


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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


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! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

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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  1. Beth A. posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:56 am (#

    Did I miss the recipe? HELP!

  2. Margie Visnick posted on February 16, 2012 at 6:53 am (#

    I want the recipe, too! Looks yummy!

  3. Sabrina @ Customized Creations posted on February 16, 2012 at 8:09 am (#

    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. Kerridwen Niner posted on February 16, 2012 at 9:41 am (#

    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. Holly Baker posted on February 16, 2012 at 11:27 am (#

    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. Amy posted on February 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm (#

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

  7. Ashley @ Mommy By Day Crafter By Night posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm (#

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

  8. Staci@tales from the s*crap*room posted on February 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm (#

    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. Meredith posted on March 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#

      Oh yay! You’ll have to let me know how you like it. Have a good weekend! xo

  10. Maria posted on March 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm (#

      Thanks Maria! I love homemade granola too! Have a good weekend! xo

  11. Ann posted on March 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm (#

    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. Alicia posted on March 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#

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

  13. Melonie posted on May 27, 2012 at 5:40 am (#

    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. Bobbi posted on September 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm (#

    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. Ashley Benson posted on September 26, 2012 at 6:38 am (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm (#

      This makes a great breakfast. Sounds like a fun vacation! :)

  16. Laura C posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:46 am (#

    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. Amanda posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm (#

      Awesome! Let me know how you like it. :)

  18. Jenna posted on March 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm (#

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

  19. Heather posted on August 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm (#

    wondering if i can use quick oats. thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm (#

      Hi Heather! You could definitely try it, but it would probably have a different texture!