Homemade Granola

We can’t keep this stuff in stock.  Every time I make a batch it disappears seemingly overnight, and has completely RUINED boxed granola cereal for me.  Good thing it’s easy to make!  I can’t get enough homemade granola these days.

It’s so easy to make, you’ll be mad you didn’t try it earlier.  The most challenging part for me is finding the ingredients, but I’ve found the bulk bin at Whole Foods to have everything I need at very reasonable prices.  Plus, it’s customizeable so if you don’t like one aspect or you don’t have it in your pantry, you can switch it out for another.  No biggie.

Here’s how I make it:

Homemade Granola
Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground giner
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the oats, nuts, coconut, seeds, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Heat the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat.  Once the butter melts, turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a silicone spatula until well-combined.
  5. Spread mixture in an even layer onto prepared pan.  Bake for 70 minutes.
  6. Once the granola cools you can break it into large pieces.  Store in an airtight container.

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23 comments

  1. Antonette Scott

    Oh my goodness, I love granola. But I can’t have it anymore, Thank you Crohns! (slight but of sarcasm there) This looks delicious and I will have to make it for the hubby and my sister.

  2. Evelyn

    Oh I love this granola mix. Its very different:) And it just has to be just too tasty with all those flavorful spices. Just visiting from It’s Just called Spicy and am now following you:) Also I would love to invite you to TWO parties this week. I will be co-hosting at Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop tomorrow and I will also be hosting my own Freedom Fridays Blog Hop on Friday. So hoping to have you visit both days and share any of your awesome posts:)

  3. Alyssa

    This recipe sounds great! I have never made my own granola. Now that I know how easy it is, I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  4. Jenna

    I made this granola over the weekend and it was WONDERFUL! I have sent the recipe to about 10 people. I only made 1/2 a batch and it was still enough for the week to snack on. Definitely suggest trying it!

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