Granola

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After making this homemade granola recipe, you’ll never want to go back to store bought! It’s packed with flavor, made with good-for-you ingredients, and SO easy to make.

If you’re looking to make bars, this granola bar recipe is my favorite. For homemade granola, this very recipe is my go-to and another favorite is this healthy granola recipe. Add a few handfuls to an acai bowl, on top of your oatmeal, or in a bowl with some milk or yogurt!

Up close overhead shot of a bowl of granola

One of the best traits my dad has passed down to me is a SERIOUS love for granola. It’s pretty amazing how much he consumes, and I’m not too far behind.

He buys bags and bags and bags of it and transfers them to plastic cereal containers that fill up my parent’s pantry.

When he came and visited us in last year in Ohio, I made sure to stock the pantry with plenty. I made several different varieties and was certain I had made too much. Turns out I didn’t make enough as it was gone by day 3! I’ve even given him batches of this recipe for birthday or Father’s Day gifts and he’s always requesting more. Since he loves it so much, I have worked and experimented to come up with the best possible version.

  1. Start by tossing together the oats and almonds.
  2. In another bowl, you’ll mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Combine the wet and dry and then spread the mixture over 1 or 2 large baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes making sure to flip and stir it everything around every 6-8 minutes.
  5. Let the mixture cool, harden, and fully set up at room temperature and then stir in your desired mix-ins!

We like mixing in currants, dried cranberries or raisins and flaked coconut. Miniature chocolate chips, yogurt-covered raisins, dried chopped mango, and chocolate-covered cranberries are also frequent additions to this recipe!

Step by step process of making homemade granola

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Granola

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After making this homemade granola recipe, you'll never want to go back to store bought! It's packed with flavor, made with good-for-you ingredients, and SO easy to make.
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Granola

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After making this homemade granola recipe, you'll never want to go back to store bought! It's packed with flavor, made with good-for-you ingredients, and SO easy to make.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword granola, granola recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 346kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats (not quick or steel cut)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, dried raisins, currants, miniature chocolate chips OR whatever similar add in you'd like!
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut*

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the oats and almonds.
  • In another bowl, stir together the brown sugar, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated and smooth.
  • Pour the wet into the dry and mix until all ingredients are well combined. 
  • Spread the mixture evenly over a large baking sheet (or 2 if needed; ingredients shouldn't be overlapping)
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the heat of your oven) making sure to flip and stir the mixture around every 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove and allow the mixture to harden and set up. (It may be soft and not very "granola-like", but it hardens as it dries out so be careful to not over-cook it). Mine generally takes about 22 minutes and the coconut and slivered almonds are a light brown color.
  • Once the granola is hardened, stir in the dried fruit or chocolate chips and flaked coconut.

Recipe Notes

To get toasted coconut: Stir the coconut flakes into the mixture halfway through baking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 346kcal

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15 Comments

  1. That is so cute about your dad 🙂 I am obsessed with granola too and the big clusters are always my favorite! This looks perfect! I love the chocolate covered cranberries in here!

  2. Love granola! This chocolate covered cranberry granola is calling my name!

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