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Homemade Granola Recipe

Learn how to make homemade granola the easy way! Plus I have tons of ideas on how to customize this recipe to make it just how you like it.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Granola, Granola Recipe, how to make granola
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 59 minutes
Servings 16 1/2 cup servings
Calories 332kcal
Author Lauren


  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

For the rest of the granola:


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place oats, almonds and coconut on two large half sheet pans with high sides and spread to create an even layer. Toast 8-12 minutes or until fragrant. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees.
  • While oats are toasting, in large liquid measuring cup, stir together oil, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. The brown sugar will not dissolve completely and that's ok.
  • Once oats have been removed from oven, pour oil and sugar mixture over both pans. Stir until all ingredients are coated evenly. Spread into 1 even layer and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Remove granola from oven and cool completely on sheet trays before transferring to airtight containers.


  • Granola needs to cool on the baking sheet completely to keep it crunchy! DO NOT put warm granola into a sealed container! 
  • Dried fruit does not need to be toasted or baked, so add that in once your granola has completely cooled.
  • Feel free to replace the 2 cups of coconut and almonds with other nuts, seeds and dried fruit! Make it how you'd like to enjoy it.
  • Nutritional Information will depend on what you add to your granola mixture.
  • Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds
  • pepitas
  • cashews, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanuts
Dried Fruit:
  • raisins
  • craisins
  • dried pineapple
  • dried mango
  • dried apple
  • banana chips


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg