Homemade Granola

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This Homemade Granola recipe is easy to make and bursting with delicious and crunchy flavor. This Homemade Granola recipe is a delicious topping for yogurt and fresh summer berries.

One of my favorite breakfasts consists of four ingredients: yogurt, fresh berries, honey, and homemade granola. I’m definitely one of those people who likes something sweet in the morning, so although this might not be the healthiest option, it’s better than a donut or big bowl of Lucky Charms.

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

For many years I’ve purchased pre-made granola from the store, and it suited me just fine. However, recently I thought I’d try making my own, using all of the granola-esque goodies that I love.

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

How to Make Homemade Granola:

In case you’ve never made granola, it’s actually quite simple. Things like rolled oats, nuts, flaked coconut, and seeds get tossed together in a big bowl.

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm
Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

Then oil, honey, and seasonings are mixed together to form the “glue” and flavoring for that bowl of dried goodness.

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm
Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

Once those two pieces are in place, everything gets combined and baked at a low temperature for a couple hours. (At which point your entire house smells nothing short of amazing.)

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

One of the best things about granola is that you can change the ingredients to suit. Don’t like almonds? Try cashews. Not a fan of seeds? Add more nuts. As long as you keep the volume about the same, substitute with what you prefer to make it your own.

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Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

Once the granola is cool, store it in an airtight container for about a month. My guess is you’ll have eaten it before then. However, it’s always helpful to know the shelf life.

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

I love to eat my granola on yogurt with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey. However, feel free to get creative. Swap the yogurt for milk and enjoy it as a cereal or use it when making crisps and cobblers. It also tastes great on its own as a snack.

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

While store-bought granola can do the trick, there’s something about homemade that is so good. I think it comes from knowing exactly what’s in it and how it was made. It feels personal and rustic. I just can’t get enough.

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I hope this homemade granola brightens your morning as much as it does mine. Enjoy!

Homemade Granola Recipe:

Homemade Granola Recipe delicious for breakfast with yogurt or on it's as a snack. | Inspired by Charm

Homemade Granola

This Homemade Granola recipe is easy to make and bursting with delicious and crunchy flavor. You’ll love this Homemade Granola as a topping for yogurt and fresh summer berries.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, granola
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2 quarts

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 275 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds, flaked coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the oil, honey, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt. Heat on medium-high, just until the mixture is about to boil. Remove from heat, add the vanilla extract, and stir to combine.
  • Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture. Toss to evenly coat the dry ingredients.
  • Divide the granola in half and spread it in an even layer on two large baking sheets.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 275 degrees F. Stir the granola once while baking. Remove from the oven; then stir the granola and place it back in the oven for an additional 1 hour, lowering the temperature to 250 degrees F. Stir again halfway through baking.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely. Break up any large chunks. Store the granola in airtight container(s) for up to one month.

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  1. Your recipe looks amazing! I’ve made homemade granola using basically your recipe with the addition of buckwheat for extra crunch and fiber. Also, after it’s cooled, I add dried chopped fruit which really opens the door to versatility and creativity. Dried bananas are delicious!!

  2. I love the ingredients. Is there a way you can make this for Diabetics. I would like to make it, but all the sugar would make my sugar rise.

  3. Hi Michael, a couple of questions please>>> do you use unsweet coconut or sweetened?
    Do you measure the coconut oil as a solid or a liquid? Do you lightly, or firmly or not all pack the brown sugar? And lastly, regarding the baking instructions, do you bake it for an hour and then stir it? (It says stir once during baking. Does that mean once for each hour?) Because it instructs to also stir again, after lowering the temperature for the second hour, again. I look forward to making this over the weekend! Thank you for your inspiration!

    1. Use whatever coconut you like. I usually pack my brown sugar. Oil measurement should be about the same either way. Bake 1 hour (stir during baking), remove from the oven stir again, return to the oven for another hour at lower temp (stir during baking).

      xo Michael

  4. HI THERE, I AM MAKING THE HOMEMADE GRANOLA FOR MY TWO GROWN DAUGHTERS! I HOPE THEY LOVE IT! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE RECIPE, IT WAS EASY TO FOLLOW!