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Granola

July 18, 2015 (Last Updated: May 20, 2019)

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Homemade Granola with almonds, cinnamon, honey and vanilla.

Homemade granola piled on a bowl of yogurt and served with fresh raspberries.

Homemade granola is so delicious and so much healthier than anything you can buy in the store.  This recipe is super easy to make.  It makes a large batch, and you can add just your favorite ingredients.

This recipe also has shredded coconut and flax seeds, but they just disappear and add a bit of taste and a ton of extra nutrients.  You could add pecans, walnuts, dried cherries, dried apricots, raisins.  The sky’s the limit!

Homemade granola with sliced almonds and flax seed served over yogurt.

Granola is so versatile.  I love to eat it for breakfast sprinkled over a bowl of yogurt with fresh raspberries or blueberries.  During the school year I take a small container and eat it with yogurt for a quick snack.  You could just add milk for a bowl of cereal.

Homemade granola poured on a piece of parchment paper.

I use this homemade cereal when making a huckleberry crisp or as a crust for a no-bake cheesecake.  Delicious!  I also make another granola recipe with pecans – Pecan Maple Granola.

Homemade granola parfait with fresh raspberries.

 

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A small glass jar filled with granola.

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5 from 2 votes
Homemade granola with almonds, flax seeds and a touch of cinnamon
Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Homemade Granola with almonds, honey and vanilla.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon granola, granola, granola with almonds, homemade granola
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 6 cups Oats
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 cups Sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cups Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut, almonds and flax seeds.

  2. In another bowl, mix oil, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. If honey is too thick, place bowl into microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until well incorporated.

  3. Bowl honey mixture over oat mixture. Stir until oat mixture is coated with honey mixture.

  4. Divide in two parts. Spread each part onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly over baking sheet.

  5. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and lightly stir granola moving outside pieces to the center. Spread evenly across baking sheet again. Return to oven, rotating location of baking sheets.

  6. Bake for an additional 8 minutes. Keep a close eye on granola. It can burn quickly. 

  7. When granola is lightly browned, remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet. 

  8. After granola has cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

To add dried fruit, cut fruit into small pieces. Add to granola once granola has been cooked and cooled.Β 

Nutrition Facts
Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    July 21, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Homemade granola is soooooo much better than the stuff at the grocery. This looks healthy and delicious!

  • Reply
    Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
    July 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    5 stars
    Love love love granola! Like you said, the versatility is great! I also love the texture :).

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 21, 2015 at 5:20 am

      It does add sounds a marvelous crunch!

  • Reply
    Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    July 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I love a good homemade granola and this recipe sounds like a winner for sure!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 21, 2015 at 5:20 am

      Thanks, Sam!

  • Reply
    Laura
    July 20, 2015 at 6:04 am

    You are so right, homemade granola is so versatile and when you check the grocery store ingredient list, yikes! And it’s super pricy. I need to make this asap. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 20, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Some of those ingredients lists on the packages are quite frightening. I’d rather know what’s going into my food.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    July 20, 2015 at 6:02 am

    We absolutely love making granola around here! We eat Greek yogurt with a spoonful of granola on top every morning, and I’m always open to adding new twists to my granola. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 20, 2015 at 6:10 am

      Homemade is the best. Thanks, David.

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 20, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Oh yummy! Nothing can beat homemade granola! So LOVED the addition of the cinnamon and coconut! This is absolutely healthy and divine! Thanks for this lovely share, Kathy! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 20, 2015 at 5:25 am

      Thanks, Anu.

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    July 19, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Granola rocks, especially homemade, and yours sounds delightful and healthy! #winning I definitely need to make this to nibble on this week! β™‘Cheers

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 20, 2015 at 5:24 am

      It’s perfect for nibbling!

  • Reply
    Sina
    July 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    This sounds great, Kathy! You’re absolutely right, homemade granola is so much better than strore-bought! πŸ™‚ Love your pictures!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks, Sina!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    July 18, 2015 at 8:57 am

    You can never go wrong with some granola. Your version is so healthy. I need to make some of this soon as mine is running low. πŸ˜€

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

      You don’t want to run out! Get making some now!

  • Reply
    Kennedy Cole
    July 18, 2015 at 6:25 am

    OH YUM! Homemade granola is so much better than store-bought! I LOVE the addition of the almonds and cinnamon! Thanks for sharing, Kathy! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 18, 2015 at 11:10 am

      The best thing about making your own is you can add just what you like!

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