Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Homemade Granola

I'm pretty much a yogurt and granola addict. I eat it literally every day when I get to work, and absolutely love it. So of course, I love to make my own granola. It's kind of like making your own trail mix - you get to add random ingredients to give it your own twist! I definitely recommend trying this before you buy another bag of the pre-made stuff!

Homemade Granola

8 cups rolled oats
Any add-ins that suit your fancy (I used dried blueberries, dried cranberries, crushed almonds, crushed hazelnuts, and crushed peanuts)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.


Pour onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Cook at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the granola is browned.


Remove from heat and let cool completely before breaking apart and storing. Enjoy with yogurt, milk, or plain as a healthy snack!


  1. Thank you!!!! I've been looking for an easy homemade granola recipe for a little while now and I can't wait to try this one!

  2. you had me at, 'granola addict' This recipe looks fantastic. and i love the part where you say, "breaking apart." that means it's CRUNCHY and not soft..some recipes that I have made in the past are more of a museli. Cheers to you~

  3. i have never made granola and tried this last week... my friends, family, husband and i all loved this recipe. thanks!